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Man killed when pickup strikes viaduct in Brighton Park

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A Southwest Side man was killed when his pickup struck a viaduct early Sunday in the Brighton Park neighborhood.

At 5:19 a.m., 38-year-old Cesear Martinez Blas was driving a 2002 Nissan pickup south in the 3600 block of South California when the truck stuck a viaduct, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to police.

An autopsy Monday found Martinez, who lived in Lawndale, died of blunt force trauma to the torso from a motor vehicle striking a fixed object, and his death was ruled an accident.