2 teenagers killed, 2 others wounded in crash in Harvey
By Nick Swedberg Correspondent July 27, 2014 9:52AM
Two teens were killed in an early morning single-vehicle crash Sunday, July 27, 2014, that happened near this viaduct in Harvey. | Nick Swedberg/For Sun-Times Media
Updated: August 29, 2014 1:04PM
Two teens in a stolen car were killed and two others are in critical condition after an early morning wreck Sunday in Harvey, authorities said.
A 16-year-old boy and an 18-year-old woman died at the scene, said Harvey spokesman Sean Howard. Two juveniles, one of whom was driving the 4-door Saturn, remain in intensive care at Advocate Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn.
The single-vehicle crash happened at about 2:10 a.m. in the 300 block of East Sibley Boulevard, Howard said. Police believe the car was traveling at least 60 mph when it reached a train viaduct near a Metra parking lot.
“The viaduct is very narrow and, if you’re going through at a high rate of speed, you’re not going to make it,” Howard said.
The car was reported stolen out of Dolton on Friday, Howard said. Police are looking into whether one of the teens was responsible for the theft.
Investigators do not believe drugs or alcohol contributed to the crash. Video recordings from cameras at the Metra station and across the street at an auto auction business are being examined by police.
Police have ruled out the possibility that the teens were drag racing or that they were involved in a chase with law enforcement, Howard said.
The Cook County medical examiner’s office is withholding identification of the deceased until Sunday afternoon.