2 Chicago women killed in crash on Eisenhower

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Authorities are investigating a fatal crash that left two women dead on the Eisenhower Expressway.

30-year-old Velette Rivera and  29-year-old Krystle Hernandez, both of Chicago, were killed early Sunday morning near 1st St in Maywood.

Police say the women were driving eastbound in a white van when they were rear-ended by a black SUV around 3:30 a.m.

The victims were pronounced dead at the scene.

The man inside the SUV was transported to Loyola Hospital with minor injuries.

Police are investigating if alcohol played a factor in the crash.

It is also unclear if the women were wearing seat belts.

The eastbound portion of the expressway remains closed.

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