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Deadly Lake Shore Drive Crash

Two men were killed and two others were critically injured after three cars crashed in the 3100 block of North Lake Shore, near Belmont and Diversey Avenues.

The southbound lanes from Belmont to Fullerton were shut down for hours and through most of the morning rush, but have been reopened.

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Traffic is moving again on Lake Shore Drive,  after a deadly crash caused major gridlock on the North Side during morning rush-hour.

Two men died and two other people were critically injured in the three-vehicle crash in the Southbound lanes near Diversey about 4 a.m. Friday, police said.

The crash closed Southbound Lake Shore Drive and traffic was diverted at the Belmont Avenue exit for more than five hours. The lanes were reopened by about 9 a.m., police said.

The wreck involved two SUVs and a Toyota car. Two men in their 20s in the same SUV were killed in the crash, police said.

Police are investigating the cause of the crash, but a witness told WGN one of the vehicles was speeding the wrong way north on Lake Shore Drive before accident.

Two people were taken in serious-to-critical condition and one was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and the other person was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, according to Chicago Fire Department officials.

Lake Shore Drive reopens to a long line of backed-up traffic shortly after 9 a.m. Friday after having been closed for hours following a fatal car accident. (WGN TV)

The southbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive are shut down after a deadly crash.

Two men were killed after three cars crashed on Lake Shore Drive

The southbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive are shut down after a deadly crash.

Thet southbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive are shut down after a deadly crash.

Raw footage of the aftermath of a fatal car accident that resulted in two deaths, two injuries early Friday morning. (WGN TV)

The southbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive are shut down after a deadly crash. fatalcrashlsd

Two men were killed and two others were critically injured after three cars crashed in the 3100 block of North Lake Shore, near Belmont and Diversey avenues.

The wreck involved two SUVs and a Toyota car.

The two men killed were in the same SUV.

The southbound lanes from Belmont to Fullerton have been shut down. Northbound traffic is not being affected by the crash.

If you are headed southbound, you can avoid the wreck by exiting at Irving and getting back on at Clark.

The details behind the crash are not clear yet.

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