Shocking video shows car plowing into group of men fighting on the street, killing three

The video shows a silver sedan plowing into a group of men at a high rate of speed and sending some of them flying into the air as far as 30 feet

Shocking video shows car plowing into group of men fighting on the street, killing three
The men seemed to be arguing or beginning to physically fight when the car plowed into the group and sent some of them flying into the air (@SmTrumpsnew/Twitter)
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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS: As many as three men were killed and a fourth injured after a driver plowed into them on the South Side of Chicago. The crash took place near Jackson Park at around 5 am on Sunday, August 14. Authorities were called to the 7000 block of South Jeffery Boulevard after a sedan traveling south "struck four adult male pedestrians," authorities said.

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A video posted online shows what appears to be a silver sedan traveling at a high rate of speed toward a group of six people or more standing in one lane of the street. The men seemed to be arguing or beginning to physically fight. A car is stopped in the street in the other lane.

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The sedan begins to approach the men, plowing into the group and sending some of them flying into the air as far as roughly 30 feet. Two of the victims who died have been identified as Devonta Vivetter, 27, of the 6100 block of South Carpenter Street in Chicago, and Donald Huey, 25, of the 15100 block of Perry Avenue in South Holland. A Chicago Fire Department spokesman said officials believe the crash was possibly intentional, The Chicago Tribune reported. 

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The address of the crash was listed by the medical examiner’s office as 7041 S. Jeffery Boulevard, which is the address of The Jeffery Pub, the oldest LGBTQ+ bar on the South Side. It is also known to be one of the only such Black-owned bars in the city.

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“A very unfortunate tragic event occurred early this morning after closing. A small group of people were in the street and an unidentified vehicle drove past at a very high rate of speed injuring several people ...” The Jeffery Pub said in an online statement. “Our hearts (are) heavy this morning that such tragic event has occurred. And to those that lost a loved one or friend we stand with you. We always encourage everyone to leave and go to your vehicles right away to make it home safe.”

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Three of the men were rushed by paramedics to University of Chicago Medical Center but they succumbed to their injuries. A fourth person was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious-to-critical condition. Don Terry, a police spokesman, reportedly said that a fifth person, who may have been struck, was taken to a hospital in a private vehicle.

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