Southbound lanes of LSD between 31st Street and 47th Street were closed while officials conduct an investigation, according to police. They were back open Monday morning.
Officials said a vehicle caught fire after a serious crash around 7:30 p.m.
ROAD CLOSURE: Lake Shore Drive is closed south of 31st St due to an ongoing auto accident investigation by CPD Major Accidents Unit. All traffic heading south will need to exit at 31st St. #CPDMediaCar pic.twitter.com/t0sH1IX1jl— Chicago Police (@Chicago_Police) May 17, 2021
A man of unknown age was driving a vehicle with another man as his passenger at a high rate of speed in the SB lanes of LSD when he lost control and struck a tree and caught fire, police said.
A man was pronounced dead at the scene and the other has been transported to the University of Chicago in critical condition, according to officials.
No other details have been released at this time. This story will be updated when more information becomes available.