Man, 40, dies after driving into light pole in Bronzeville

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A driver was killed after crashing into a pole late Wednesday in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side.

At 11:16 p.m., 40-year-old Reginald E. Madison lost control of his Chevrolet as he drove west on 43rd Street near the South Drexel intersection, according to Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The Chevy veered off-road and struck a light pole, police said.

Madison, who lived in Bronzeville, was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center and pronounced dead shortly before midnight, authorities said. An autopsy found he died of multiple blunt force injuries and his death was ruled an accident.

Chicago police’s Major Accidents Investigation Unit is investigating the fatal crash.

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