25-year-old off-duty officer killed in Tri-State Tollway crash

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OAK BROOK, Ill. – An off-duty Chicago Ridge police officer was killed Sunday in a crash on the Tri-State Tollway, according to a statement released Sunday.

Officer Steven A. Smith, 25, was a passenger in one of three vehicles involved in the crash, according to the Chicago Ridge Police Department.

It happened just before 4:00 this morning, just north of the Cermak Road Toll Plaza.

Three vehicles were involved.

Two of the victims were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

According to Chicago Ridge police, Smith joined the department part time in 2010 and became full time in February 2015.