1 killed, 4 hurt in crash on Far South Side

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CHICAGO — A man was killed and four others were injured in a crash on the city’s Far South Side.

The accident happened around 1:20 a.m. Thursday in the 7900 block of S. Martin Luther King Drive.

Police said a 35-year-old man was driving southbound on MLK Drive when he proceeded through a red light and struck a vehicle going westbound. Four people, two men and two women were inside the vehicle that was struck.

The 54-year-old male driver was transported to U of C Hospital in critical condition and was later pronounced dead, according to police.

The medical examiner has identified the man as Derrick Reed.

A 51-year-old man sustained minor lacerations and was taken to Stroger hospital in good condition. A 52-year-old woman was unconscious and was taken to U of C hospital in good condition. Another woman in her 50s sustained minor injuries and was taken to U of C for observation.

The 35-year-old driver sustained minor injuries and was taken to U of C hospital in good condition.  He will be issued traffic citations.

An investigation is underway.

This is a developing story. Check back for details.

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