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Fatal Car Accident On I-294

There was a fatal car accident on the Tri-State Tollway (Interstate 294) on Tuesday afternoon in Des Plaines.

Weather appears to have played a role in the accident, which happened during a period of heavy snowfall.


The man killed was Jack Edwards, 66, of Zion, Illinois.

He apparently lost control of his car while traveling northbound on I-294. The car slid into a concrete wall, and then reentered traffic and was hit by a semi truck. The accident happened a few minutes before 4:00 p.m.

Edwards was taken to Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, and was pronounced dead at 4:40 p.m.

Edwards was the only occupant in the vehicle at the time of the accident.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources including the March 6 Chicago Tribune article titled “Zion man dies in Tri-State Tollway crash” as well as the March 5 Daily Herald story titled “Man killed in I-294 crash.”

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