HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Two people were killed in a crash on I-90 in Hoffman Estates Monday morning, according to police.
Police said a preliminary investigation shows two cars were traveling westbound on I-90 at approximately 1:45 a.m. A car occupied by three people traveling in the right lane near milepost 59 struck a deer in the roadway and began to slow down and travel to the right shoulder.
The front end of another car also traveling in the right lane then struck the rear end of the car that struck the deer, causing the vehicle to overturn.
The driver of the overturned vehicle, a 32-year-old man of Fort Stewart, Georgia, was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.
The driver of the other vehicle, a 40-year-old woman of Chicago, was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.
One passenger of the car sustained life-threatening injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Another passenger also sustained life-threatening injuries before being transported to a local hospital where they were pronounced dead.
The deceased passengers were a 51-year-old woman and a 15-year-old boy from Chicago. He was later identified as Carlos Fajardo.
The westbound lanes and ramps to Route 59 were closed for the investigation at approximately 2 a.m. before all lanes reopened at approximately at 6 a.m.
The fatal crash comes after a Saturday morning collision that killed two people. According to law enforcement, a 55-yr-old Naperville man, who state police say was driving the wrong way on the Ryan near 63rd Street, was killed, as was a 66-yr-old woman from Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood.