Fatal truck crash shuts down all inbound lanes of the Dan Ryan Expressway

Fatal truck crash shuts down all inbound lanes of the Dan Ryan Expressway.

 

A fatal crash involving a truck and a car closed the northbound Dan Ryan Expressway on the South Side for several hours Friday afternoon.

Illinois State Police were at the scene of the fatal traffic crash on northbound Interstate 94 at 91st Street that happened about 2 p.m. All lanes were reopened by about 6:30 p.m.

One person was dead on the scene and another person declined to be treated, according to the Chicago Fire Department.

A car hit the left front of a tractor truck with a dump trailer, causing the truck to hit a the concrete wall on the right shoulder, ejecting the truck driver. The truck, which had been in the right lane, then crossed all lanes and hit the left shoulder median wall–which separates the CTA Red Line right-of-way from the expressway–and stopped, according to police.

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