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“Wrong-Way Driver” Accident On The Stevenson Expressway (I-55)

There was a three-vehicle accident early this morning (June 27, 2014) involving a “wrong-way driver” on the Stevenson Expressway (I-55) in Bolingbrook.

This “wrong-way driver” accident happened just after 2:00 a.m. as a SUV was traveling south in the northbound lanes of I-55, south of Route 53.. At that point, it struck a car and a pickup truck.


The “wrong-way driver” was identified as Yareline Melgarejo, 24, of Plainfield. She was charged with a DUI.

She, along with another driver, identified as a 21-year-old woman from Chicago, were taken to Good Samaritan Hospital. The 60-year-old male driver was taken to Bolingbrook Adventist.

All three injuries were believed to be non-life-threatening.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the June 27, 2014 abc7chicago.com article titled “Wrong-way driver Yareline Melgarejo charged with DUI in 3-vehicle crash on I-55 near Route 53” as well as the June 27 CBS Chicago article titled “Stevenson Expressway Wrong-Way Driver Charged With DUI.”

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