Fatal Tri-State Tollway Crash In Willow Springs

A fatal Tri-State Tollway crash occurred Saturday (September 12, 2020) afternoon in Willow Springs.  This I-294 fatal crash involved 6 vehicles, resulting in one person being fatally injured and four other people being injured.

The crash is discussed in a variety of media sources, including the September 12, 2020 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Woman killed, 4 injured in 6-vehicle crash on I-294.”  An excerpt:

The crash started about 12:10 p.m. after a Chevrolet Impala sideswiped a Volkswagen Jetta while driving at a high rate of speed in the left lane of southbound I-294 in Willow Springs, Illinois State Police said.

The Impala veered back towards the median and traveled over the wall into the northbound lanes, where it struck a Ford F-150 and a Hyundai Elantra before slamming head-on into a Honda CRV, which was subsequently hit by a box truck, police said.

A 64-year-old Bloomingdale woman riding in the Honda died at a local hospital, police said. The 62-year-old man driving the Honda was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the Impala, identified as a 29-year-old man from Palos Heights, was seriously injured and hospitalized.

Also injured was the driver of the box truck as well as the passenger in the Volkswagen.  Both of these vehicle occupants suffered minor injuries.

The accident remains under investigation and charges are reportedly pending.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Tri-State Tollway crash in Willow Springs can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above.

Driving at high speeds both increases the likelihood of an accident, as well as increases the likelihood that any injuries resulting from an accident will be of greater severity.

The perils of driving at higher speeds is further discussed on the “Speed As An Accident Cause And The Potential For Serious Injuries” page.  On that page are statistics indicating the risk of driving at high speeds.


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