Man Dies After Crashing SUV Into Jackson Park Harbor

CHICAGO (CBS) — A 59-year-old man died Wednesday morning after driving his SUV into Jackson Park Harbor.

The SUV left the road at Marquette and La Rabida drives, went down a hill at the entrance to La Rabida Children’s Hospital, and plunged into the outer harbor at Jackson Park around 5:40 a.m.

The vehicle ended up about 30 to 40 feet offshore.

The 59-year-old man who was driving the SUV was pulled out of the water and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition. He later was pronounced dead.

It was not immediately clear what caused the crash. Police said it was under investigation.

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