LANSING, Ill. (AP) – Two men suspected in the armed theft of a luxury car have died after jumping into a Chicago-area river while fleeing police.
Illinois State Police say a 2020 Rolls-Royce that was taken during a carjacking was spotted about 4:40 a.m. Saturday in Chicago.
The occupants of the Rolls-Royce stopped south of Chicago in Lansing where they got into a luxury SUV and again drove off.
The SUV crashed and some of the people inside the vehicle then entered the Little Calumet River.
Members of a Chicago police marine unit removed a 27-year-old man and a 21-year-old man from the river.
They later were pronounced dead at a hospital. Three others have been arrested.