There was a fatal accident on I-294 today in Elmhurst, Illinois. The accident, which was a “chain-reaction” accident, involved six vehicles.
Details on the accident are somewhat limited.
However, it is being widely reported that the accident happened on I-294 near Lake Street in the southbound lanes at approximately 5:45 a.m.
Preliminary reports indicate that a semi truck “rear-ended” a Toyota, which then caused further vehicle accidents involving four other vehicles.
Two occupants of one of the vehicles were later pronounced dead at a local hospital.
The accident remains under investigation.
Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the April 18 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Two killed in seven-vehicle crash on I-294” as well as the Elmhurst Patch.com article of April 18 titled “Two killed in Elmhurst Crash on Tri-State Thursday.”
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