A man was pronounced dead in a traffic crash that caused his vehicle to engulf into flames early Wednesday morning on the West Side in the West Humboldt Park neighborhood, officials said.
Shortly after 2:30. a.m., a white Chevy Traverse was traveling at a high rate of speed north in the 1100 block of Cicero Avenue when it struck an Acura MDX in the rear causing it to engulf in flames, police said.
The driver of the Acura was pronounced dead at the scene, and the other driver was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition.
Citations were pending, and the Major Accidents Investigation Unit was investigating.
Meanwhile, on Tuesday afternoon, another fiery crash happened when a stolen Kia struck a Dodge Durango, causing it to veer into a West Pullman home, officials said.
Shortly before 5:30 p.m., officers responded to a crash in the 11500 block of South Racine Avenue where a Durango veered into a home and engulfed in flames.
Witnesses at the scene said someone wearing all red exited the Kia and fled.
Two people were taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, and a male passenger in the Kia was taken to Roseland Community Hospital where he was listed in good condition, police said.
Police were investigating.