Man, 26, killed in Gresham crash

The driver of the vehicle the man was riding in is being investigated for DUI, police said.

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A man was killed in a crash June 21, 2020, in Gresham on the South Side.

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A 26-year-old passenger died in a crash Sunday in Gresham on the South Side.

He was in a northbound 2016 Mazda SUV about 7:04 p.m. when the driver swerved into the southbound lanes to get around traffic in the 8500 block of South Halsted Street, Chicago police said. The driver lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a light pole, police said.

Caleb White was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:40 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He lived in Lawndale.

An autopsy found he died of multiple blunt force injuries from the crash and ruled his death an accident, the medical examiner’s office said.

The driver, 26, was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn for observation and is being investigated for DUI, police said.

The Chicago Police Department’s Major Accidents Unit is investigating.

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