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Far South Side man dies after car crash in south suburb

(PHOENIX) A Far South Side man died Monday after the vehicle he was driving hit a tree in south suburban Phoenix.

Two men from Chicago were in the vehicle when it hit a tree at 152nd and Halsted in Phoenix early Monday, police said.

The driver had a blood alcohol level of .297 and was taken to a hospital where he later died, police said.

Michael Sanchez, 26, of the 13400 block of South Baltimore, died at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn at 5:17 a.m. on Monday, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Details on the passenger were not being released as Phoenix police continue to investigate.