1 dead, 7 injured in crash involving funeral procession

One person was killed and seven others including two children were injured in a crash involving a funeral procession today.

Relatives say Dennis Canady and his wife Takiesha Lewis,  who live in Milwaukee, had  just arrived in Chicago last night to attend the funeral today of Lewis’ cousin who was shot and killed last week.

Canady was driving a Buick sedan in the funeral procession when tragedy struck again.

1 dead, several injured in car crash during funeral processionAccording to the fire department, the crash involved three cars and happened just after 12:30 this afternoon at 109th and Vincennes.

Witnesses at the scene jumped in to action and tried to help the people pinned inside the mangled Buick.

“We couldn’t get them out. We couldn’t get doors open or anything,” said witness Pat Collier. “One was a girl, the other was a teenager.”

Fire crews had to bring in heavy equipment to cut some of the victims out.

Witnesses say the intense rescue effort took more than 30 minutes.

36-years-old Canady was pronounced dead at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.  His wife was taken to Stroger, where relatives say her condition has stabilized.

Three other adults and a child were taken to area hospitals in serious to critical condition.

Another child was taken to the hospital in fair to serious.

And one person refused transport.

 

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