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Driver dies in fiery crash on South Side

The car was engulfed in flames after hitting a tree in the Oakland neighborhood.

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The driver of a speeding car was killed when it crashed into a tree and burst into flames in the Oakland neighborhood on the South Side.

The 2020 Dodge Challenger was headed west in the 900 block of West Pershing Road when the driver lost control just after midnight, Chicago police said.

The driver, identified as 38-year-old William Howard, was killed in the crash, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.