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Driver killed in Aurora crash

A man died Thursday morning after he was injured in a crash late Wednesday in west suburban Aurora.

Paul E. Lydston, 33, was driving a 2014 Chrysler Town and Country minivan east about 11:35 p.m. on McCoy Drive when it went through the red light at Commons Drive in Aurora, according to a statement from Aurora police.

The minivan hit a 1995 Freightliner semi that was northbound on Commons, police said. The minivan became pinned under the semi’s trailer and was dragged about 100 feet.

Firefighters extricated Lydston from the wreck and he was taken to a hospital, police said. He was pronounced dead at 6:22 a.m. Thursday.

Before his death, Lydston was cited for two counts of DUI and single counts of disobeying a traffic control device and driving an uninsured vehicle, police said. The 28-year-old man driving the semi was not injured.

The intersection of Commons and McCoy was closed for investigation until about 7:15 a.m. Thursday, police said.


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