Chicago accident leaves 3 injured, 1 kills on Lake Shore Drive and Monroe in Loop, according to CPD

CHICAGO (WLS) – Three people were injured and one died after a high-speed crash on Lake Shore Drive near Chicago’s Loop early Wednesday morning, leaving four cars wrecked.

Chicago Police said a black Chrysler 300 was moving north at high speed on Lake Shore Drive at around 12:20 a.m. It was approaching Monroe Street when it lost control and struck the back of a Toyota 4 Runner gray, which was also traveling north.

The Chrysler then slid on all lanes of traffic in the southbound lanes, where it collided with a silver Nissan Altima and a black GMC Yukon, police said.

Two male victims were in the Chrysler, the CPD said. The driver died at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the passenger is listed as stable at Stroger Hospital, police said.

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A male driver was in the Toyota and said he was not injured. A male driver was also in the Nissan and said he was not injured.

The driver of the GMC Yukon sustained minor injuries and was taken to Northwestern. He remained stable. The Yukon passenger was taken to Stroger in critical condition, police said.

At one point, Lake Shore Drive was closed in both directions, while police investigated. But the northbound lanes reopened around 4:20 a.m. The southbound lanes reopened around 5:00 a.m.

This is a developing story; check back with ABC 7 Chicago for updates.

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