1 dead, 1 injured in South Loop crash

SHARE 1 dead, 1 injured in South Loop crash

Sun-Times file photo

A man was killed and a woman injured in a crash late Sunday in the South Loop.

About 11:40 p.m., police responded to the 1100 block of South Indiana and found two people inside a 2011 Lincoln sedan that was disabled near a brick embankment, according to Chicago Police. Damage to the vehicle suggested it was involved in a crash.

James E. Pickett, 52, was extricated from the car by Chicago Fire Department personnel, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. The driver, a 25-year-old woman, was also extricated.

Both were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where Pickett was pronounced dead at 1:03 a.m. Monday, authorities said. He lived in the South Side Auburn Gresham neighborhood.

The woman suffered injuries to her right leg, police said.

The circumstances leading to the crash are unknown, police said. The police Major Accidents Investigations Unit is investigating.

The Latest
The Heat, champions of the Eastern Conference even after getting in as only the No. 8 seed, will take on the Western Conference champion Nuggets in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. The series starts in Denver on Thursday night.
The boy was standing on a sidewalk when someone in a white SUV drove up and an occupant began shooting. He was in good condition at a hospital.
At least one person was injured and many residents and business owners have been displaced. Demolition is expected to begin Tuesday morning, the city says.
The White Sox All-Star reliever allowed two runs and three hits in the Angels’ 6-4 win.