Man dies after crashing into Albany Park building

The 48-year-old man was pronounced dead on the scene after a car hit a building, fire officials said.

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Authorities investigate the scene of a fatal crash May 12, 2020, in Albany Park.

Authorities investigate the scene of a fatal crash May 12, 2020, in Albany Park.

Sam Kelly/Sun-Times

A 48-year-old man was killed in a crash Tuesday in Albany Park on the North Side.

The crash happened about 7:03 p.m. in the 3000 block of West Irving Park Road when he struck a light pole and a building, Chicago police and fire officials said.

The impact caused “extensive damage” to the car and building, officials said.

Patrick Defreeuw was pronounced dead on the scene, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

An autopsy confirmed he died of multiple injuries sustained in the crash and ruled his death an accident, the medical examiner’s office said.

Chicago police’s Major Accidents Unit is investigating.

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