Betty Salters, 54

Chicago, Illinois
November 22, 2005

Agencies: Chicago Police Department Illinois

Cause of death: Vehicular

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Betty Salters was killed and three people were injured when a police car collided with a 1989 Chevrolet Blazer on the South Side. Police said a lieutenant was driving a marked squad car with its lights and siren activated at about 11 p.m., en route to assist tactical officers on a drug raid at a public housing complex. Salters and her 2-year-old granddaughter were thrown from a rear passenger window. In May 2009, the city council approved a $3.5 million settlement to Salters' family.

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