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Driver Repeatedly Rams Chicago Woman Into Tree, Killing Her: Cops

Stacy Diaz | 16 May, 2017, 05:41

Stapleton drove off afterward, striking multiple vehicles before being taken into custody, police said.

Stapleton climbed behind the wheel of a 2002 Jeep Liberty after she and a woman got into a verbal fight at around 11:10 p.m. on Friday in the 11400 block of South May Street, in Morgan Park, according to police.

An 18-year-old girl has died after she was repeatedly "rammed into a tree" during an argument with a friend that escalated on Facebook.

An 18-year-old woman was killed Friday night when a 24-year-old woman repeatedly rammed her into a tree with a auto on Chicago's Far South Side, according to police.

Chynna Stapleton, 24, was arrested Friday and charged with first-degree murder in the death of 18-year-old Tatyanna Lewis, according to Chicago police. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Even though witnesses say the argument had began on social media, police are still gathering evidence to understand the motive for the killing.

"I looked outside and I just saw the accident - you know, the impact", Patrick said.

Following the argument, Stapleton got into a Jeep Liberty, accelerated and drove up onto the sidewalk, crushing Lewis against a tree, community activist Andrew Holmes said.

An Eden Green woman has been charged with murder in the brutal vehicular ramming death of the daughter of a Chicago Police Department officer, according to police and reports.

The two women knew each other, Tatyanna's friend said, and they had argued on Facebook, CBS reported.

Community activist and anti-violence advocate Andrew Holmes said a child was in the backseat of the auto at the time, calling the incident "very disturbing".

"A woman is dead and also a child will lose their mother", he said. Investigators recovered the SUV about a mile and a half away, near W. 115th and S. LaSalle Streets.