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14-year-old girl killed and teen seriously injured in West Garfield Park crash

A 14-year-old girl was killed and a teenager was seriously injured when the vehicle they were riding in ignored a traffic light and collided with another vehicle in West Garfield Park Saturday evening, according to Chicago police.

The two teens were among five people in a vehicle traveling westbound “at a high rate of speed” in the 3800 block of Harrison Street around 11:10 p.m., police said. After passing the traffic lights, their car was hit by another vehicle on the driver’s door and then crashed into a traffic pole, police said.

The driver of the other vehicle remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation, police said.

The 14-year-old girl suffered blunt force injuries to the head and body and was taken to Mount Sinai Medical Center, where she died of her injuries, police said.

A 14-year-old boy was taken to Stroger Hospital with trauma to his head and body and was in critical condition, officials said.

The other three people in the car were taken to area hospitals for treatment of minor injuries, authorities said. Police did not provide any information about their age or health, nor did they say which of the five people was driving the car or what charges they might face.

The Major Accident Unit continues to investigate the accident.