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SUV fleeing Chicago police hits taxi, killing Wisconsin woman

PALMYRA, Wis. (CBS 58/AP) -- A Wisconsin family is mourning after a deadly crash following a police chase in Chicago. 

Authorities say 66-year-old Diana Lampsa of Palmyra was on her way home from a play when a stolen SUV hit the taxi she was in head-on. She died at the hospital. 

"We were just out there visiting her mother's grave lately. We were out there and she said, 'I want to be buried right there, Dad,'" Diana's father Ed Lampsa recalled. "'Well,' I said, 'You're not going to go for a while. I'm going to be 90 at my next birthday and I'll be the first to go,'"

Diana operated a psychiatric clinic in Manitowoc. She will be buried next to her mother at the Zion Cemetery. 

The taxi driver suffered minor injuries. Police say the pedestrians were hospitalized with possible broken legs.

Three people who were in the stolen SUV were taken into custody after the crash. Chicago Police haven't identified the suspects, nor announced any charges.

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