Driver dies after crashing into tree in Gage Park

Police said the crash, which involved only one car, appeared to be accidental.

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A man died in a crash with a tree Friday on Western Avenue.

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A 62-year-old man died after he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a tree Friday morning in the Gage Park neighborhood.

A witness saw the southbound vehicle crash about 8:35 a.m. in the 5100 block of South Western Avenue, according to a statement from Chicago police.

The man was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced at 9:08 a.m., police said.

He was identified as Kevin Martin of Douglas, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

Police said the crash, which involved only one car, appeared to be accidental.

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