1 killed, 1 injured after I-90 crash in Hoffman Estates

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HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — One person was killed, another person was injured after a collision between a van and tow truck on Interstate 90.

The crash happened around 12:50 a.m. Thursday on westbound I-90 near Barrington Rd. inside a construction zone.

All westbound lanes of Interstate 90 near Hoffman Estates were shut down for hours Thursday morning, but reopened again just before 6 a.m.

State police confirmed the driver of the van was killed. He has been identified as a 79-year-old man from Elgin.

The tow truck driver has been identified as a 46-year-old man, and was transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

This week marks National Work Zone Awareness Week and the Illinois Secretary of Transportation sent out a warning to drivers, saying:

“If you are on our roads, you will be driving through work zones. We ask you to be constantly alert and aware of your surroundings. The rules are very simple: see orange. Slow down. Save lives.”

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