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Tragedy: Popular drag performer injured in crash dies after surgery; Other driver’s alcohol level was 3x legal limit, cops say

Jherrion Bates, performing as GiGi Mayonaé, and a video grab of the crash scene. | Facebook; Snapchat Update: An autopsy conducted Monday determined that Bates died from a pulmonary embolism caused by a blood clot that followed the accident.———————————Jherrion Bates, a popular drag performer who was hospitalized after an allegedly drunk driver struck his car head-on

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Cops: Drunk driver’s blood-alcohol level was 3x legal limit when he slammed head-on into Boystown drag performer’s car

Jherrion Bates, seen as Gigi Mayonaé, and his car. | Facebook A Bridgeport man’s blood-alcohol level was more than three times the legal limit when he swerved into oncoming traffic and slammed head-on into a northbound vehicle along Boystown’s Halsted Street bar strip early Thursday, according to court records. Felony charges have been filed. The