Man dead after North Side rollover crash identified

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A 63-year-old man killed when his car crashed and rolled onto its side Saturday night in the North Center neighborhood died of a medical condition, an autopsy has found.

Sukchai Chayaluk was driving a Toyota Scion eastbound in the 1900 block of West Irving Park Road about 9:45 p.m. when his car rear-ended a Hyundai Elantra in traffic, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The Scion then flipped onto its side and struck a tree, police said.

Chayaluk, of the 5200 block of West Patterson, was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 10:21 p.m., according to the medical examiner’s office. An autopsy found he died of hypertensive cardiovascular disease and his death was ruled natural.

No one else was injured in the crash, police said.

The police Major Accidents Investigation Unit is investigating.

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