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6 people injured, 1 seriously in Southwest Side Chicago crash

6 seriously hurt in crash on Chicago's Southwest Side
6 seriously hurt in crash on Chicago's Southwest Side 00:16

CHICAGO (CBS) --  A Chicago man was charged in connection to a head-on crash that left six people hurt in Chicago Lawn Friday night.

Jesus Ortiz, 24, was charged with three felony counts of possessing a stolen vehicle, aggravated fleeing causing damage over $300, and aggravated reckless driving causing bodily harm. He was also charged with a misdemeanor of unlawful use of a knife and issued several citations.

Chicago police said around 8:30 p.m., an officer saw a Honda van that was reported stolen, in the 2400 block of West Lithuanian Plaza Court. Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop at which time the van fled the scene.

Officers did not pursue the vehicle, police said.

A short time later, the Honda was traveling eastbound when it struck a Ford sedan heading westbound.

The male driver of the Ford was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition.

Four passengers of the Honda were taken to local hospitals in good condition. Two people were taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, one to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn and one to Stroger. Their ages and genders are unknown. 

The driver of the Honda, later identified as Ortiz, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in good condition and was placed into custody.

He was scheduled to appear at a detention hearing on Saturday. 

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