There was a fatal car accident on the inbound Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) early Sunday morning (January 12, 2014) in Forest Park.
According to the Illinois State Police (ISP) the car collision happened at approximately 3:45 a.m., when a minivan stalled in the center lane near the First Avenue exit. Then, the rear of the minivan was hit (i.e. “rear-ended) by a SUV.
Two occupants of the minivan were killed during the accident. They have been identified as the minivan’s driver, Evelette Rivera, 30, of Chicago, and Crystal Hernandez, 29, of Chicago.
Another passenger in the minivan, as well as the driver of the SUV, were injured and taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Illinois State police said the two survivors of this car accident were wearing seatbelts, whereas the two women killed were not wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident.
The accident remains under investigation.
Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the January 12 CBS Chicago article titled “Two Women Killed In Eisenhower Expressway Crash” as well as the January 12 myfoxchicago.com article titled “Two women killed in Eisenhower Expressway crash.”
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