Good Samaritans pull out women from vehicle in Calumet Heights crash

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CHICAGO — Three people were seriously injured in a crash Friday in Calumet Heights.

Police said the accident happened around 7:30 a.m. Friday at Stoney Island Avenue and 87th Street.

A man driving a Nissan Maxima ran through a stop sign while traveling at high-rate of speed. The Maxima then struck a 2005 Toyota Corolla, occupied by a 63-year-old woman and a 70-year-old woman.

Police said the man then collided into a store, where his vehicle caught on fire. He was extradited and transported to University of Chicago in good condition.

Witnesses said Good Samaritans were able to pull the two women out of their car. They were transported to Christ Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police are currently investigating if any citations or arrests will be made.

Authorities initially said five people were injured in the crash.

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