3 people injured after wrong-way crash on Eisenhower Expressway

CHICAGO (CBS) – Three people are injured following an oncoming crash on the Eisenhower Expressway early Saturday morning, according to Illinois State Police.

At approximately 3:03 a.m., FAI soldiers responded to a two-unit accident involving a contraflow driver on I-290 eastbound from 1st Avenue to Forest Park.

Preliminary reports indicate that a maroon Toyota was traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes and struck a silver Infiniti.

Three people were transported to area hospitals: two with serious injuries and one with life-threatening injuries. One person refused medical treatment at the scene, ISP said.

Eastbound lanes were briefly closed for the crash investigation at around 3:11 a.m., with traffic diverted to 1st Avenue.

All lanes reopened at 3:56 a.m.

No other information was immediately available.


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