4 die in car that crashes into Chicago bus

Cheryl Sanders
May 8, 2017

At least four people are dead and four others were injured in a crash involving a auto and a CTA bus on Chicago's West Side early Sunday, according to police.

The vehicle was heading west on Madison Street at a high rate of speed, struck a parked auto, lost control, then slammed head-on into the eastbound bus, according to police. Two of the women inside his auto who died were sisters Ashley Moore, 25, and Tycika Fairley, 22.

The 27-year-old male driver and a 23-year-old female passenger were pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital, and two other women in the auto, 25 and 22 years old, died at Mt. Sinai.


Two of the women inside his auto who died were sisters Ashley Moore, 25, (left) and Tycika Fairley, 22 (right). "My neighbor went over and tried to pull the driver out, but the auto was burning so bad and there was so much smoke he had to stop trying and then the fire department came and did what they did", said witness Malinda Demery.

Another witness, Jbria Demery, said: 'I heard the tire skid and then I heard the impact.

Neighbors say the sound of the crash woke them up.


The driver and three passengers in the vehicle were killed, police said.

The CTA also is assisting with the crash investigation, including by reviewing surveillance video from the bus.


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