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Four Dead, One Injured in Northwest Side Crash

By Alex Parker | June 12, 2014 7:51pm

CHICAGO — Four people are dead and one is in critical condition after an early-morning crash Thursday in Montclare, authorities said.

The five people were traveling in a car that crashed shortly before 3 a.m. in the 2600 block of North Narragansett Avenue, police said. The car was speeding before it hit a concrete wall, said Officer Ana Pacheco, a police spokeswoman.

Two people were found unresponsive on the scene, and were later declared dead by the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office. Two were taken to Our Lady of Resurrection Hospital, and were declared dead at 4:20 a.m., authorities said. 

The fifth passenger was taken to Loyola Medical Center in critical condition.

Authorities did not release the names of the victims, pending notification of their families. Two of the victims are males in their 20s; one is a male in his late teens, and one is a female in her 20s, the Medical Examiner's Office said.

The Police Department's Major Accidents Unit is investigating the one-vehicle crash.

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