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Man killed when SUV strikes semi-truck in Pilsen

Updated: December 24, 2012 7:29PM

The driver of an SUV was killed early Sunday when he crashed his Chevrolet Blazer into the back of a parked semi-trailer in the Pilsen neighborhood on the West Side.

The accident occurred about 3:45 a.m. in the 2400 block of South Ashland Avenue, police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:05 a.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

Ashland Avenue was closed from Blue Island Avenue to 31st Street, according to unconfirmed dispatch reports. However, investigators are allowing Chicago Transit Authority buses to travel their normal routes through the area.

The police Major Accidents Investigations Unit is investigating.

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