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Woman, twin brothers killed in Roseland crash

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A woman, her boyfriend and his twin brother were killed and a 15-year-old girl was critically injured in a crash Saturday morning in the Roseland neighborhood Far South Side.

About 8:30 a.m. Saturday, a 2008 Kia Optima was speeding northbound on State Street in a residential area when the 20-year-old woman behind the wheel lost control at 102nd Street and struck three parked vehicles — a 2007 Buick LaCrosse, a 2005 Toyota Camry and a 2004 Buick Rendezvous SUV, Chicago Police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli.

Her 22-year-old boyfriend was sitting next to her. Behind him was his twin brother, and the 15-year-old girl was next to the twin, Mirabelli said.

The LaCrosse was wrapped around a light pole; the Camry was pushed into the middle of the street, and the Rendezvous was pushed up against a curb. No one was in any of those three vehicles, Mirabelli said. Chicago Fire Department rescuers had to cut the four people out of the Kia.

The driver was dead on the scene, Mirabelli said. She had not been identified as of Sunday evening, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

Her boyfriend was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn,where he was pronounced dead, and his twin brother was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Mirabelli said.

The twin brothers were identified as Deabloe Banks and Diapolis Banks, of the 200 block of West 109th Place, according to the medical examiner’s office.

The 15-year-old girl was taken in serious to critical condition to Christ Hospital, according to Fire Media Affairs.



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