Teen arrested after crashing into pedestrians; man killed on birthday

Police arrested a driver suspected of hitting three pedestrians killing one of them.

Eugene Ratliff turned 32-years-old on Tuesday.

He and two other people were hit by a car as they stood on the corner Tuesday night near 83rd and South Blackstone on the South Side.

Ratliff died at the hospital.

A 31-year old woman is hospitalized in stable condition and another man has been released from the hospital.

The car jumped the curb and ran into the porch of a home nearby.

The homeowner says he looked outside after hearing three loud bumps.

Police say the 17-year-old driver was arrested after he tried running away from the scene.

No charges have been filed yet.

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