Police: 1 dead, 1 critically injured in SW Side crash

CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - One person was killed and another was critically injured in a crash early Thursday on the Southwest Side, authorities said.

A car collided with a garbage truck shortly after 4 a.m. on Harlem Avenue near 63rd Street, according to preliminary information from Chicago Police and the Chicago Fire Department.

A passenger in the car was dead at the scene, authorities said. The male driver of the car was taken in critical condition to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office has not released information about the death.

The driver of the truck was not injured, police said.

The police Major Accidents Investigation Unit is investigating the crash.

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