Driver dies after driving into Lake Michigan

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The driver of an SUV that drove into Lake Michigan yesterday has died. 51-year-old Randy Brittman died according to the Cook County Medical Examiner.

Brittman's autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow.

On Friday Brittman backed up his SUV on Lake Shore Drive at a high rate of speed and went into the water.

The accident happened at about 3 p.m. at Balbo Drive.

Police say the vehicle jumped the curb and drove over a grassy area before ending up in the water.

Witnesses say the victim was under water for more than 20 minutes before being pulled out.

He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition.


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