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Man dies day after he was charged in fatal South Side crash

A South Side man died Monday afternoon, a day after he was ordered held without bond in connection with a Far South Side crash that killed a woman and injured two people last week.

Glenn Jones, 27, of the 200 block of East 121st Place, died of injuries he sustained in the crash. He was pronounced dead Monday at 1:34 p.m. at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

He had been charged with felony counts of reckless homicide and aggravated fleeing to elude a police officer and aggravated fleeing with bodily injury.

Jones was driving southbound in the 12100 block of South State Street about 7:15 p.m. Thursday when police noticed his car was missing its front license plate, prosecutors said Sunday in bond court. When officers tried to pull him over, he slowed down for a moment then sped off at more than 20 mph over the speed limit, Assistant State’s Attorney Claire Savaglio said.

Jones allegedly blew through a stop sign and red light, and then struck a car and slammed into a tree.

The collision killed Dalila Smith, 23, of Skokie, a passenger in Jones’ car. Two of the passengers in the other car were taken to a hospital with injuries that weren’t life-threatening.

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