A vehicle driving the wrong way on a Chicago street causes high-speed crash, killing its occupants and injuring 16, police say

Chicago police process the double fatal crash scene at 87th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue in Chicago that sent drivers and passengers in other vehicles to hospitals on Wednesday.

A car speeding down a Chicago street in the wrong direction Wednesday slammed into several other vehicles at an intersection, killing its two occupants and injuring 16 other people, including seven children, police said.

The vehicle, a Dodge Charger, was traveling "at a very high rate of speed" the wrong way northbound in a southbound lane in Chicago's South Side around 5 p.m. Wednesday, Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown said at a news conference.

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CNN's Amanda Watts contributed to this report.