The Illinois State Police (ISP) say that there have been approximately a dozen vehicle accidents on Chicago-area expressways overnight. Rain is being cited as a cause. Most of the accidents happened on the Dan Ryan Expressway.
According to the CBS Chicago article of November 6, 2013, titled “1 Dead, 3 Hurt In Dan Ryan Wreck; Rain Blamed For Multiple Highway Crashes” :
Illinois State Police said there were approximately a dozen crashes on Chicago area expressways overnight, most of them due to the rain, and most of them on the Dan Ryan. In addition to the crash near 85th Street on the Dan Ryan, there also were crashes at 43rd Street, 47th Street, and 63rd Street.
One of these Dan Ryan vehicle accidents involved a fatality. This fatality happened shortly after 5:00 a.m., when there was a multi-car accident on the inbound lanes near 85th Street. Although details on this accident are limited, the Chicago Fire Department said that three adults were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition. One of these adults later died from injuries sustained. Additionally, a child was taken to Comer.
Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the CBS Chicago article mentioned above, as well as the November 6 DNAInfo.com article titled “Three Dan Ryan Crashes Leave One Dead, Four Critically Injured.”
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