Driver dies after striking light post in Woodlawn

Police responded to a call for a traffic crash and found a burgundy Nissan Altima that had struck a light post in the 2100 block of East Hayes Drive.

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A man died after crashing into a light post Friday morning on the Far South Side.

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A driver died Friday morning after striking a light post in Woodlawn on the Far South Side.

Police responded to a call for a traffic crash about 2 a.m. and found a burgundy Nissan Altima that had struck a light post in the 2100 block of East Hayes Drive, Chicago police said.

A man believed to be in his late 20s was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

The cause of the accident wasn’t known.

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