2-year-old girl killed in crash involving car fleeing police
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police say a 2-year-old girl was killed when she was ejected from a vehicle that crashed after fleeing police.
Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Monday that the vehicle fled when officers tried to pull it over for a traffic violation Sunday evening on the city’s South Side.
Guglielmi says the car ran a stop sign, collided with another vehicle and struck a tree. The girl was ejected. Guglielmi says she wasn’t in a car seat.
The Cook County medical examiner identified the child as Danyla Owens. She was taken to a hospital but later pronounced dead.
Police say the vehicle’s 21-year-old driver declined treatment and was arrested after the crash. Guglielmi says officers found a weapon in the vehicle. Charges are pending.