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Fatal Vehicle Accident In Chicago’s Bronzeville Neighborhood

Early this morning, a fatal car accident occurred on Chicago’s South Side in the Bronzeville neighborhood.

According to authorities, the accident happened around 3:30 a.m. and involved a single pickup truck in the 400 block of East Pershing Road.

The driver, aged 42, was apparently speeding east on Pershing when he crashed into a light pole. The resulting impact then threw the truck into another light pole. The pickup truck was demolished, as seen in photos of the accident scene.


Factors said to have possibly contributed to the accident were that unconfirmed reports had the truck driving as fast as 100 mph; as well, the street was supposed to be wet due to rainfall.

The driver died at the accident scene.

Additional information and possible updates can be found in various articles including the March 12 Chicago Tribune article titled “Motorist dies in early morning crash in Bronzeville” as well as the March 12 WGN story titled “Fatal Accident On South Side: Driver Was Killed Monday Morning After His Pickup Truck Slammed Into A Light Pole.”

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