Authorities say a speeding car was captured on surveillance video moments before a fatal crash that killed a woman and injured another on Saturday in Chicago’s North End.
According to the Chicago Fire Department, a 24-year-old woman and a 28-year-old woman were struck by a BMW X3 as they crossed the street near the intersection of Addison and Fremont around 12:30 p.m. in the Lake View of the city. neighborhood, just two blocks from Wrigley Field.
“I didn’t know if I heard like a car accident, if I heard a construction accident or what exactly I heard,” said Mark Bose, who lives nearby.
New surveillance video captured the suspect’s SUV heading west on Addison as it turned into Fremont, police said. A ring camera in the street also captured the sound of the crash.
Police say the driver of the SUV rammed the victims and then slammed into an iron fence.
“It happened very close to where you know I was with my family,” Bose said. “Hearing the gravity of what happened is sobering.”
Moments before hitting the two victims, police say the driver of the SUV hit a white car near Addison and Halsted. NBC 5 spoke to the car owner’s friend.
“They’re coming out of the gas station, so it happened really fast,” Gensis Jimenez said. “My friend, he’s fine, yeah, he’s fine, thank God.”
The 24-year-old woman was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center with head injuries and was later pronounced dead, police said. The 28-year-old suffered minor injuries and was taken to the same hospital in good condition.
Police did not say whether the SUV was reported stolen, but did note that the assailant fled the scene on foot.
No one was in custody Saturday night and police have not released a description of the driver.
No other information was available about what led to the accident.