A man has been killed and a Illinois State Police officer injured in a fatal car accident on the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) early this morning.
The Illinois State trooper had stopped to assist a man with a non-injury traffic accident on eastbound I-290 near Mill Road. The trooper used his car and lights to block the left lane in which the disabled car sat.
While waiting for a tow truck to arrive, the man sat in the back of the Illinois State Police car. At approximately 1:20 a.m., a car rear-ended the squad car.
The man killed has not yet been identified; however, he is said to be 42 years old and from Brookfield. He died after being taken to Elmhurst Hospital.
According to officials, the Illinois State Police trooper was also injured, and taken to Loyola University Medical Center with a possible concussion. He is said to be in his 20s.
The driver of the vehicle that rear-ended the Illinois State Police car was taken to Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove Village with non-life-threatening injuries. He is said to be 32 years old.
Citations are said to be pending.
Additional information and possible updates can be found in a variety of news sources including today’s NBC Chicago story titled “Man Killed, Trooper Injured in Eisenhower Crash,” the Chicago Tribune story titled “Man killed, trooper injured when Illinois State Police squad car rear ended” and The Republic story titled “Man killed, state trooper injured in crash on Chicago-area expressway.”
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