1 dead, 3 injured in CTA bus crash in Calumet Heights - FOX 32 News Chicago

1 dead, 3 injured in CTA bus crash in Calumet Heights

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One person died and three others were injured when a van collided with a CTA bus about 12:45 a.m. Wednesday in the 9300 block of South Commercial Avenue, police said. (Network Video Productions) One person died and three others were injured when a van collided with a CTA bus about 12:45 a.m. Wednesday in the 9300 block of South Commercial Avenue, police said. (Network Video Productions)
CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

One person died and three others were injured when a van collided with a CTA bus early Wednesday in the Calumet Heights neighborhood on the South Side.

A CTA bus traveling southbound in the 9300 block of South Commercial Avenue collided with a van traveling eastbound on East 93rd Street about 12:45 a.m., said police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer, citing preliminary information.

The van, which was carrying three people, burst into flames after the crash and citizens were able to pull two passengers from the vehicle, Greer said.

The male driver of the van, thought to be in his 20s, was pinned inside, authorities said.

After firefighters pulled him from the burning vehicle he was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead at 1:42 a.m., according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. He remained unidentified Wednesday morning.

The van’s two passengers, whose genders and ages were not immediately known, were taken in serious-to-critical condition to Christ Medical Center and Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Fire Media Affairs Director Larry Langford said.

The bus driver was taken in fair-to-serious condition to Advocate Trinity Hospital, Langford said.

There were no passengers in the bus at the time of the crash, Greer said.

The police Major Accidents Investigation Unit is investigating the crash.

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