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Fatal crash on I-290 at Harlem Avenue kills 1, closes lanes – NBC Chicago

A fatal crash involving two vehicles on Interstate 290 Monday morning killed one person and closed two lanes for investigation, Illinois State Police said.

Around 8:52 a.m. Monday, Chicago District FAI soldiers responded to a two-vehicle accident involving a utility vehicle on westbound Interstate 290 near Harlem Ave., officials said.

Video from the scene shows what appears to be a van carrying produce crushed against the back of a semi-truck, with boxes and other contents from the van strewn across the grass.

According to Illinois State Police, one person was pronounced dead at the scene.

Shortly after the accident, two right lanes of Interstate 290 Westbound were closed for investigation. The lanes remain closed for the time being. Traffic is in the left lane and delays are expected.

Further details were not immediately available.

NBC Chicago

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