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Police: Motorcyclist Killed In Lake Shore Drive Crash

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(STMW) – A motorcyclist was killed and his passenger was hurt in a crash on Lake Shore Drive in the Lincoln Park neighborhood early Sunday, police said.

The motorcycle was traveling at a “high rate of speed” southbound in the 1700 block of North Lake Shore Drive at 2:55 a.m. when the driver struck a median, police said.

The driver, a 48-year-old man, was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office could not immediately confirm the fatality.

The passenger, a 52-year-old woman, was also taken to Northwestern, where her condition had stabilized, police said.

Lanes were temporarily closed after the crash, but reopened at 4:24 a.m., police said.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2014. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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