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Another “Wrong-Way” Driver Incident On Chicago’s Kennedy Expressway

There was another accident caused by a wrong-way driver early this morning; this accident happened on Chicago’s Kennedy Expressway.

According to the Illinois State Police, Vanessa M. Castillo, 25, of Chicago, got onto the Kennedy Expressway at Armitage and headed inbound in the outbound lanes. After hitting a semi truck as well as a black Mazda, she crashed head-on into a black Nissan Maxima at about 4:20 a.m. near Division Street. Castillo was driving a silver Chrysler Sebring.


In the course of the head-on collision, Castillo and the other driver were seriously injured and were pinned in their cars. Castillo was said to be unconscious and smelled heavily of alcohol. She was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. The other driver, said to be a 34-year-old woman, was said to be conscious, and she was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

According to the Illinois State Police, DUI charges have been filed against Castillo, and she has also been cited for driving without a driver’s license and driving the wrong way.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in the February 22 CBS Chicago article titled “2 Injured On Kennedy Expressway In Another Wrong-Way Crash” as well as the February 22 Chicago Tribune article titled “Woman charged with DUI in wrong-way crash on Kennedy.”


This is the latest incident of wrong-way driving on Chicago-area expressways. Other recent wrong-way driving incidents have been seen in the blog post of February 11 titled “‘Wrong-Way Driver’ Collides With Car On Chicago’s Eisenhower Expressway” as well as the February 9 blog post titled “Recent ‘Wrong-Way’ Driver Incidents In The Chicago Area.”

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