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1 dead, 1 injured in South Loop crash

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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.