2 killed and 16 injured, including children, in Chicago crash as ‘stolen charger catches fire in 7 cars’

An eight-car crash in Chicago the night before Thanksgiving killed at least two people and injured 16 others.

A stolen Dodge Charger allegedly caused the accident while driving erratically on the highway.

Two died and 16 others were injured in the accident

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Two died and 16 others were injured in the accidentcredit: twitter/@CFDMedia
Four of the 16 taken to hospital with injuries sustained in the accident are said to be in serious condition, and the condition of the man whose car overturned is said to be critical

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Four of the 16 taken to hospital with injuries sustained in the accident are said to be in serious condition, and the condition of the man whose car overturned is said to be criticalcredit: abc7

Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said the speeding sports vehicle likely caused a chain-reaction crash, according to ABC 7.

The outlet reported that there were about nine children and seven adult passengers in the vehicles affected by the accident.

While sixteen people have been taken from the scene to local hospitals, four survivors are in critical condition, including one in critical condition.

This most devastatingly injured victim was one whose vehicle turned completely upside down.

Chicago Police Superintendent Michael Brown said the black Dodge Charger that was allegedly stolen was driving “at a very high rate” in the southbound lane.

Around 5 pm, it entered the intersection and hit seven vehicles.

The Charger then stalled in moving traffic and burst into flames, killing both the occupants of the car.

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot called it a “terrible tragedy” and continued to urge the city’s residents to travel with caution. Tweet From @CourtneySpinelliTV.

A rifle was reportedly found in the rear of the vehicle, according to Brown, who referred to the discovered weapon as a “long rifle-type firearm”.

The details of the accident are under investigation.

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