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1 killed, 1 critically injured in crash on Lake Shore Drive near Douglas

About 7:30 p.m., a man was speeding with another male passenger in the 3500 block of South Lake Shore Drive, when he lost control of the vehicle and struck a tree.

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A man was killed, and another person was critically injured, in a crash Sunday night on Lake Shore Drive near Douglas on the South Side.

About 7:30 p.m., a man was speeding in a vehicle southbound on Lake Shore Drive with another male passenger, when he lost control of the vehicle in the 3500 block of South Lake Shore Drive, and struck a tree, Chicago police said. The force from the crash caused the car to catch fire.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified as 31-year-old Robert Menzies, a resident of Englewood.

His passenger, whose age is also unknown, was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition.

Lake Shore Drive was shut down from 31st Street to 47th Street until about 1 a.m. Monday, police said.