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Woman killed after stolen car fleeing traffic stop crashes into taxi on Near North Side

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CHICAGO — Three people have been arrested after a stolen car crashed into a taxi and killed a passenger on the city's Near North Side.

The crash happened just before 11 p.m. Wednesday at Dearborn Street and Grand Avenue in River North, when the driver of a stolen Jeep Grand Cherokee attempted to flee a traffic stop.

Police attempted to pull over the stolen Jeep, when it took off south on State Street, then west on Grand. The driver then ran a red light at Grand and Dearborn and crashed into the taxi -- then hit two pedestrians.

A 66-year-old woman passenger in the taxi was killed.  She's been identified as Diana J. Lampsa of Palmyra, Wisconsin.

The 64-year-old taxi driver suffered minor injuries and was treated at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

The two pedestrians are being treated for possible broken legs.

Three people, two men and a woman, in the Jeep Grand Cherokee were taken into custody following the crash.

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