Updated 12/24/12 – 11:56 a.m.

CHICAGO (STMW) — The driver of an SUV was killed early Monday 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 reopened this morning after being closed from Blue Island Avenue to 31st Street, police said

The police Major Accidents Investigations Unit is investigating.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2012. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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