Fatal Car Crash On Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive

There was a fatal Chicago car crash early Saturday (February 11, 2017) on Lake Shore Drive on the South Side.

According to Chicago Police, the accident involved a car colliding with a pole after leaving the roadway.  The collision happened on Lake Shore Drive at approximately 2:15 a.m. in the northbound lanes, near Oakwood Boulevard.

The driver, a 24-year-old woman, died at the accident scene.  A 27-year-old male passenger was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in serious condition.

An excerpt from the February 11, 2017 NBC Chicago article (with video) titled “Road Rage May Have Led to Fatal Lake Shore Drive Crash:  Chicago Police“:

Police did not release more details, but said the crash “was possibly road rage-related.” CPD’s Major Accidents Investigation Unit is handling the case.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Lake Shore Drive crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the NBC Chicago article mentioned above as well as the February 11 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Police:  Road rage might have led to fatal Lake Shore Drive crash.”


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