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Double-Fatal I-55 Crash Involving “Wrong-Way Driver”

A double-fatal I-55 crash occurred early Saturday (July 13, 2019) morning.  This double-fatal I-55 crash involved a “wrong-way driver.”

Details regarding this double-fatal Stevenson Expressway crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the July 13, 2019 abc7chicago.com article (with video) titled “2 killed in wrong-way crash on Stevenson identified, 2 critically injured” and the July 13 WBBM Newsradio article titled “2 Killed, 2 Critically Injured in I-55 Wrong-Way Crash.”

An excerpt regarding crash and fatalties, from the abc7chicago.com article:

Illinois State Police said the crash happened at 4:19 a.m., when a red Nissan traveling the wrong way in the southbound lanes collided head-on with a taxi in the middle lane of I-55 near Kedzie Avenue.

The driver of the taxi, 57-year-old Imtiaz M. Biag, and the driver of the Nissan, 33-year-old Adelaido Torres, were killed, police said.

Two occupants in the taxi were critically injured and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital for treatment of their accident injuries.

Additional details regarding this “wrong-way driver” crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the articles mentioned above.

On this site, “wrong-way driver” accidents are summarized in posts found under the “Wrong-Way Drivers” category.  As seen in those posts, accidents involving a driver traveling in the wrong direction often lead to life-threatening, and often fatal, accident injuries.  While these types of highly harmful crashes can happen in many different settings, they typically occur on expressways late at night.  The “wrong-way driver” is often driving while impaired, typically after drinking alcohol but drug use may have also occurred.

While various safety measures have been enacted to curtail such “wrong-way driving,” such accidents continue to happen in significant numbers.

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