A 47-year-old man died after he crashed into a median and his vehicle caught on fire Sunday morning in Back of the Yards on the South Side.
Just before 11 a.m., Jose Luis Jaimes was driving a Suburu at a high rate of speed in the 5200 block of South Ashland Avenue when he lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a median and a tree, Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.
The Suburu ended up in the northbound lanes and struck a Chevy Silverado, police said.
Officers then responded to a call of the Suburu on fire, according to police.
The Jaimes, 47, was transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.
The 31-year-old driver of the Chevy refused medical attention at the scene.