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Police: One dead after accident following police chase in Antioch

Updated: July 16, 2012 8:14AM

One person died and two were critically injured Sunday in a car involved in a police chase rolled over in north suburban Antioch, police said.

About 9:20 p.m., three people robbed a gas station in Antioch and then fled the scene on Route 83 “at a high rate of speed”, according to an Antioch police release.

Police pursued the vehicle as it reached 100 mph before it lost control at Eagle’s Nest Road, crossed into the opposite lane on Route 83 and then crashed into the ditch and flipped over, the release said.

One person was pronounced dead at the scene and two others were airlifted to Advocate Condell Medical Center, where they are listed in critical condition, according to the release. Their names are being withheld pending the notification of family.

The suspects entered a gas station in the 800 block of Main Street in Antioch armed with a silver semi-automatic pistol, according to the release. The robbers pepper-sprayed the clerk while holding her at gunpoint and demanding money. They then fled the scene in a silver Chevrolet sedan.

Evidence was found at the scene of the accident that links the suspects to a July 10 robbery in the 600 block of West Route 173, according to the release. The suspects are believed to be involved in a number of other armed robberies in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin.

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