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Fatal Car Rollover Accident On Eisenhower Expressway (I-290)

There was a fatal car rollover accident Sunday night (March 12, 2017) on the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290.)  The accident involved four people being ejected from a car.

An excerpt regarding the fatal car crash, from the March 13, 2017 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Man killed, 6 injured in crash on Eisenhower Expressway“:

At 9:27 p.m., officers spotted a white Mercedes that may have been involved in an attempted armed robbery and aggravated assault in the Harrison and Austin districts, Chicago Police said. The vehicle drove away, and was last seen speeding onto the inbound lanes of I-290 from the Homan Avenue ramp.

The Mercedes rear-ended another car less than 10 minutes later on I-290 near Damen Avenue, according to Illinois State Police. The Mercedes then went up the embankment and rolled over.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP) all four of the occupants in the Mercedes were ejected (i.e. thrown from the car) during the crash.

According to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office, Mario C. Shields, 18, of Chicago, was pronounced dead at the accident scene.

Six other people involved in the accident were taken to various hospitals for treatment of their accident injuries, including three people who were in serious-to-critical condition.
Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Eisenhower Expressway crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Sun-Times article mentioned above as well as the March 13 article (with video) titled “1 killed, 6 injured in crash on Eisenhower Expressway.”


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