Fatal Crash On I-294

There was a fatal vehicle collision early this morning (November 4, 2014) on the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) at the I-88 exit in Oak Brook, Illinois.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP) the fatal crash happened at approximately 4:50 a.m., in the northbound lanes of I-294.  The crash involved a vehicle driven by a 55-year-old man crashing into the back of a semi tractor-trailer.

The man died from his injuries at the accident scene.

Another driver was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Downer’s Grove with accident injuries considered to be “non-life-threatening.”

As a result of the accident, all lanes were closed, but were projected to be reopened by 7:45 a.m.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the November 4, 2014 myfoxchicago.com article titled “Police:  Fatal crash closes lanes on Tri-State” as well as the November 4 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Police:  One dead in crash on I-294.”


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