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Man dies in crash, car fire in Back of the Yards

Jose Luis Jaimes was driving 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.

A man was killed in a crash June 27, 2021 in Back of the Yards.
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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.