COPA investigating after SUV fatally strikes teen during possible police pursuit

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(WBBM NEWSRADIO) --The Civilian Office of Police Accountability is investigating after a teenage girl died in a hit-and-run crash that also injured three adults Monday in Englewood on the South Side.

Police arrested two suspects, one of whom was armed, in connection to the incident that unfolded shortly before noon in the 7400 block of South Racine Avenue, police said.

Two males traveling southbound in an SUV on Racine drove through a red light and struck a Jeep in the intersection with 74th Street, police said.

The SUV lost control and hit the 18-year-old girl, police said. She died later at a hospital.

COPA is investigating the incident as a possible traffic pursuit that started in the 7200 block of South Racine, police said.

Three adults in the Jeep had minor injuries and went to St. Bernard Hospital and Holy Cross Hospital, police said.

The two males in the SUV were arrested after running from the crash, police said.

No charges have been filed.

Authorities have not yet released the name of the 18-year-old girl.