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Fatal “Wrong-Way Driver” Accident On I-80 Near Morris, Illinois

There was a “wrong-way driver” involved in a fatal accident Friday night on Interstate 80 (I-80) near Morris, Illinois.

The man killed was Abed Bader, 66, of Bridgeview. He was driving home shortly after midnight when a minivan driving westbound in the eastbound lanes struck his vehicle in a “head-on” collision.

Bader’s vehicle remained on the expressway, and was subsequently hit by a semi truck between the mile markers 106 and 107.

Bader died at the accident scene.


The driver of the minivan suffered serious injuries and was taken to a local hospital. He is said to be a 31-year-old man from Chicago.

An investigation of the accident continues.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources including the March 2 ABC7News article titled “Wrong-way crash in Morris leaves 1 dead” as well as the CBS Chicago article titled “Bridgeview Man Killed In Wrong-Way Crash On I-80.”

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