4-year-old boy ID’d as victim of Bishop Ford deadly crash involving IDOT truck Wednesday

Chicago News

CHICAGO – A 4-year-old boy was killed and two others were injured after a crash involving an Illinois Department of Transportation truck on the Bishop Ford Expressway.

The accident happened around 10:10 a.m. Wednesday on northbound Bishop Ford near 159th Street. Illinois State Police say an IDOT truck was stopped on the left shoulder with emergency lights activated to to assist a motorist. According to ISP, for unknown reasons a vehicle was unable to stop and struck the IDOT truck from behind.

A 4-year-old boy in the vehicle died at the scene and the driver, a 27-year-old man was hospitalized in with non life-threatening injuries. The driver of the IDOT truck was also taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Just after 1:45 p.m., all lanes were reopened.

Police said possible charges are pending an investigation.

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