Off-duty Chicago officer killed as SUV leaves road, crashes

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ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) — Police say an off-duty Chicago police officer was killed Monday morning when the SUV he was driving left a suburban Chicago roadway, became airborne and crashed. Arlington Heights police said the 29-year-old man was speeding northbound when he lost control, hit a power pole and went airborne, traveling through three yards before coming to a stop against a house. The officer was ejected from the SUV and transported to Lutheran General Hospital, where he died. WLS-TV reports that Chicago police spokesman Tom Ahern has confirmed that the man was an off-duty Chicago police officer. A passenger in the officer’s vehicle was treated and released. 

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