CHICAGO — A Douglas man was killed Monday afternoon when a car he was riding in skidded into oncoming traffic. Police said the car's driver had been using drugs.
The crash occurred about 2 p.m. in the 6600 block of South South Shore Drive, police said.
A 1999 two-door Pontiac carrying two men was heading northbound when the driver lost control, police said. The car skidded into southbound traffic and was T-boned by a 2005 Volkswagen, which slammed into the passenger side of the Pontiac.
The Pontiac's passenger — identified as 22-year-old Nathan Loveless of the 3500 block of South Rhodes Avenue — was rushed to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 3:42 p.m. Monday.
The Pontiac's driver, a 23-year-old man, was treated for minor injuries. Police believe drugs were a factor in the crash and said the man was under the influence of "some sort of intoxicant."
The driver is in police custody, and charges are pending.
It was not clear early Tuesday whether Loveless had also been using drugs. An autopsy was slated for Tuesday.