An off-duty officer is being charged with Driving Under the Influence after a woman died when he crashed his car into a building in Gresham, police said.

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Off-Duty Cop Faces DUI After Crash Into Building, Woman's Death

June 09, 2019 - 12:11 pm
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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- An off-duty officer is being charged with driving under the influence after a woman died when he crashed his car into a building in Gresham, police said.

About 2:42 a.m., the officer was eastbound in his Toyota sedan in the 1700 block of West 87th Street and tried to turn left onto Wood Street, Chicago police said. Another vehicle tried to turn left onto Wood at the same time and cut the Toyota off.

The officer tried to prevent crashing into the other vehicle and made a sharp turn, jumped the curb, plowed through a building and hit two women, police said.

Marquita N. Reed, 35, was pinned under the car and was later pronounced dead at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. The second woman, also 35, suffered a leg injury. She was taken to the same hospital in good condition.

The officer injured his neck and was also taken to Christ Medical Center where his condition was stabilized, police said.

The officer’s name and court information have not been released because the charges against him were still pending Monday morning, police said.

The driver of the other vehicle did not stop; its whereabouts are unknown, according to police.

The CPD Major Accidents unit is investigating.

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