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2 alleged robbery suspects die in collision after cops chase car

Recently, a police pursuit of two individuals in West Pullman who were suspected of robbing a local fast food restaurant in the suburbs southwest of the city ended in the pair's death.

Events unfolded at approximately 11 a.m., on July 1, according to Tinley Park's police chief, who said that four suspects accosted an Arby's manager in the fast food outlet's parking lot located at 191st and Harlem. The manager was leaving to go make a bank deposit.

Allegedly, four suspects made off with an undetermined amount of money, fleeing the scene on I-57 in a car. Illinois state troopers gave chase, and were joined by officers with the Chicago Police Department.

At the intersection of 124th and Union, the suspect's vehicle slammed into a police car, the spokesperson for the Chicago Police Department stated. Upon impact, the police car burst into flames. Additionally, an unmarked police car collided with a house while another car flipped over on its roof in the accident.

The man whose home was struck said, "I thought it was a bomb." In addition to the two fatalities, the two other suspects were injured, as were four officers with CPD. The Arby's manager also allegedly suffered minor injuries in the confrontation with the suspects.

A witness said that she estimated speeds to be between 80 and 100 mph through the heavily-trafficked residential area. She added, "They were going real fast . . . [and] there was a lot of traffic. . . . At that point in time I think the police should have cut it off."

The spokesperson reported that the four injured officers were in stable condition. One of the suspects was pronounced dead on arrival at Northwestern Memorial Hospital; his alleged accomplice was pronounced deceased at Stroger Hospital. It is not known what the two other alleged suspects' conditions were. However, according to police, they were in custody.

CBS 2 reports that there is an ongoing investigation by the Illinois State Police into the circumstances surrounding the police chase.

Some accidents involve more than one at-fault driver or entity. The percentage of liability can be split between multiple defendants, with each one's insurance company paying a portion of the damages for those killed or injured in the accident.

Source: WBBM, "2 Suspects Killed, 4 Cops Hurt In ‘Horrific Crash’ After Police Chase," July 01, 2016

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