Updated: March 8, 2014 10:13PM
A man was killed after he was ejected from an sport utility vehicle Saturday on Interstate 57 on Chicago’s South Side.
About 1:30 a.m., the 29-year-old driving a 2000 Ford Explorer lost control while heading north at a “high rate of speed” on I-57 near 99th Street, Illinois State Police said.
The driver, who was the only person in the vehicle, veered right, causing the SUV to hit the guard rail and roll over, police said. He was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the driver’s seat, police said.
Jason West, of the 12000 block of South Emerald Avenue in Chicago, was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead at 2:20 a.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
An autopsy performed Saturday revealed West died of multiple injuries he suffered in the crash and his death was ruled an accident, the medical examiner’s office said.
At least part of northbound I-57 near 99th Street was closed while police investigated the crash, but lanes were reopened at 4:50 a.m., police said.