1 dead, 11 injured after South Loop crash

CHICAGO -- One person was pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital following a Saturday South Loop crashed that involved eight vehicles.

Twelve adults were taken to three hospitals after the multi-vehicle crash at Wells and Congress, according to the Chicago Fire Department. Eleven other people refused transport to the hospitals.

The fire department said seven people were in serious to critical condition following the crash.

Authorities were called to the scene about 4:20 p.m. Illinois State Police are investigating the crash.