Ocie Butler, 65

Chicago, Illinois
June 18, 2002

Agencies: Chicago Police Department Illinois

Cause of death: Vehicular

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Ocie Butler was killed, and her husband was critically injured after their car was hit by vehicle fleeing from police. According to Chicago police officials, the officers were not engaged in a high-speed pursuit at the time of the crash. Police on patrol had reportedly seen a speeding car run two stop signs on 72nd. The officers turned on their lights and sirens, but did not give chase, police said, though the passengers in the car said the lights and sirens scared them into fleeing. Butler's son said he believed there was a chase.

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