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Austin Car Crash Kills Woman, Injures 5 Others

CHICAGO — One person was killed and five others hurt after a car crash in Austin early Sunday, police said.

At 1:54 a.m., the six were inside a Chrysler minivan driving in the 5500 block of West Harrison Street when the car hit a light pole and burst into flames, police said.

A woman was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Her age was not immediately available.

A 30-year-old woman was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition, a 20-year-old woman was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition and a 31-year-old woman was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition, police said.

A 29-year-old man was taken to Loyola Hospital and a 44-year-old was taken to Stroger Hospital. Their conditions were not available but they were listed as "stable," police said.