Wheaton man dies after car hits steel beam in Loop

Northwestern Memorial HospitalChicago Transit Authority

A man died when his car smashed into the beam of a CTA elevated track in the Loop early Tuesday morning, officials said.

The man was identified as Michael Weller, 24, of Wheaton, according to a spokesman for the Cook County medical examiner's office.

The accident occurred around 3:35 a.m. on Van Buren Street just west of State Street, according to Police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro.

Weller was pronounced dead at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Alfaro said. No one else was in the car.

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