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DUI Crash Near Humboldt Park Leaves Lyft Passenger Dead, Others Injured: Police

A man driving under the influence is suspected of causing a head-on collision early Friday that left a Lyft passenger dead and two others injured in the Logan Square neighborhood just north of Humboldt Park, police said.

The two-vehicle crash happened about 3:55 a.m. in the 1600 block of North Humboldt Boulevard when a 25-year-old man driving a Toyota Avalon crossed over the center line and struck a Toyota Camry, according to Chicago Police.

Anudari Bayaraa, 23, was a Lyft passenger in the Camry, and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office said. A 32-year-old woman who was driving the vehicle for Lyft was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition. Another passenger, a 31-year-old man, was also taken to Stroger, where he was listed in good condition.

Bayaraa lived in the North Center neighborhood, according to the medical examiner’s office.

The driver of the Avalon was taken to Mount Sinai in custody on suspicion that he was under the influence at the time of the crash, police said. Charges were pending.

A spokeswoman with Lyft offered condolences for those involved.

“We are deeply saddened by this incident. Our sympathies and hearts go out to the loved ones of the driver and passengers during this difficult time,” the emailed statement read. “We have reached out to the driver and have been in touch with the passenger’s family to offer our full support. We stand ready to assist law enforcement in any investigation.

The Bayaraa family said her funeral is scheduled to take place Monday and a GoFundMe page has been created to assist with funeral expenses.

The police department’s Major Accidents Unit was investigating the crash.

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