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Driver Missing After Fiery Crash Kills Passenger

Driver Missing After Fiery Crash Kills Passenger”

A woman in her 20s riding in a auto died when the vehicle barreled into a utility pole, split in two and erupted into flames early Monday in the River North neighborhood, authorities said.

The crash happened around 1:30 a.m.at Ontario and Orleans, at the start of the Ontario feeder ramp.

About 1:30 a.m., a 2009 Nissan coupe was speeding west in the 400 block of West Ontario when it struck a utility pole, causing the auto to spin out and burst into flames, according to Chicago Police. The auto spun out and burst into flames.

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The vehicle was traveling westbound at a high rate of speed before the crash, police said. A female passenger in her 20s was pronounced dead on the scene by responding emergency crews, police said.

The ramp to the expressway was expected to remain closed for several hours after the crash and throughout the morning rush hour.

The Major Accidents unit of the Chicago Police Department was still investigating as of Monday morning.



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