1 killed, 1 critically injured in crash on Lake Shore Drive near Douglas: policeon May 17, 2021 at 2:25 am

A person was killed, and another person was critically injured, in a crash Sunday night on Lake Shore Drive near Douglas on the South Side.

About 7:30 p.m., a man was speeding in a vehicle southbound on Lake Shore Drive with another male passenger, when he lost control of the vehicle in the 3500 block of South Lake Shore Drive, and struck a tree, Chicago police said. The force from the crash caused the car to catch fire.

The driver, whose age is unknown, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. His passenger, whose age is also unknown, was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office has not yet identified the man who died.

Lake Shore Drive was shut down from 31st Street to 47th Street for an investigation, police said.

This is a developing story, check back for details.

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