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2 Fast-Speeding Cars, 1 Crash Into Chicago Convention Center With Vehicle Bursting Into Flames

One of the drivers lost control, smashed into the McCormick Place convention center and died, authorities said

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    2 Fast-Speeding Cars, 1 Crash Into Chicago Convention Center With Vehicle Bursting Into Flames
    BETH A. KEISER/ASSOCIATED PRESS, File
    In this May 31, 1996, file photo, Chicago's McCormick Place is shown. With 2.2 million square feet, it is the nation's largest convention center.

    One person was killed when a vehicle crashed into the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago and caught fire Saturday, authorities said.

    A preliminary investigation determined two drivers were traveling at high speeds and one of them lost control of a vehicle, smashing into the building, according to Chicago Police Department Spokesman Anthony Guglielmi. The occupant was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.

    Police said they got a call about the accident at 5:57 a.m.

    McCormick Place security told the Chicago Fire Department that drivers were drag racing when one lost control and hit the building, the Chicago Sun Times reported.