Man dies in crash, car fire in Back of the Yardson June 28, 2021 at 11:18 pm

A 47-year-old man died after he crashed into a median and his vehicle caught on fire Sunday morning in Back of the Yards on the South Side.

Just before 11 a.m., the man was driving a Suburu at a high rate of speed in the 5200 block of South Ashland Avenue when he lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a median and a tree, Chicago police said.

The Suburu ended up in the northbound lanes and struck a Chevy Silverado, police said.

Officers then responded to a call of the Suburu on fire, according to police.

The 47-year-old driver was transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead. The Cook County medical examiner’s office has not yet identified the man.

The 31-year-old driver of the Chevy refused medical attention at the scene.

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