US 4 die in Chicago bus-car crash

01:25  08 may  2017
01:25  08 may  2017 Source:   MSN

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Investigators look over the scene of a fatal crash involving a CTA bus and a car, which killed four people on Sunday, May 7, 2017 in the 2600 block of West Madison Street in Chicago, Ill. Eight people were transported to the hospital from the scene. © Stacey Wescott/Chicago Tribune/TNS Investigators look over the scene of a fatal crash involving a CTA bus and a car, which killed four people on Sunday, May 7, 2017 in the 2600 block of West Madison Street in Chicago, Ill. Eight people were transported to the hospital from the scene.

CHICAGO –– A man and three women died early Sunday when the driver of a fast-moving car lost control and ran head-on into a Chicago Transit Authority bus on the Near West Side, police said.

The collision occurred just before 6 a.m., according to the Chicago Fire Department.

Police said the driver of the car was a 27-year-old man. As he drove west on Madison Street “at a high rate of speed,” police said, he lost control of the car, and it hit a parked car before it slammed into the bus.

The driver and all three female passengers in the car died. The bus driver and three passengers also were taken to hospitals for non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

Police are investigating whether the cause of the crash was alcohol-related, a police spokesman said. Alcohol was found in the car,, but it was not immediately clear where in the vehicle it was or whether its container open. Toxicology tests are common after crash with multiple fatalities, and the results typically take weeks to be returned.

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