Tony Britton Jr. found shot to death in SUV after crash involving three vehicles in East Garfield Park

When police responded to a crash Monday night in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side, they found one of the drivers, Tony S. Britton Jr., dead of a gunshot wound.

Shortly after 7:30 p.m., the 31-year-old Britton was driving an Infiniti SUV speeding west in the 2900 block of West Washington, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. His vehicle struck a parked Hyundai Sonata, then ricocheted into a Chevrolet Malibu that was also traveling west.

After the crash, it was discovered that Britton had suffered a gunshot wound to the head, authorities said. Britton, of the North Lawndale neighborhood, was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:49 p.m.

The Malibu was driven by a 29-year-old woman, with a 31-year-old man in the passenger seat, police said. The man suffered minor injuries and was taken to Norwegian American Hospital.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

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