Police: 2 Suspected Carjackers Dead After Jumping in River

Police: 2 Suspected Carjackers Dead After Jumping in River

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.

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