2 killed, baby critically injured after 4 separate crashes on Dan Ryan Expressway

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CHICAGO — Two people were killed and four others — including an infant — were injured after four separate crashes on the Dan Ryan Expressway that slowed traffic for nearly 10 hours.

The southbound Dan Ryan was shut down from 71st to 95th Street for several hours Friday morning due to the crashes. As of 10 a.m., all lanes had reopened.

The first accident happened shortly after midnight and involved a vehicle striking and killing a pedestrian on southbound I-94 at 83rd Street. The vehicle left the scene.

The second incident was a medical emergency on northbound I-94 at 83rd Street, that happened just 10 minutes after the first crash. The driver of a motorcycle was having a medical emergency and is in serious condition. 

About an hour and a half later, there was a four-vehicle accident on southbound I-94 at 87th Street. One adult suffered serious injuries and an infant suffered life-threatening injuries.

Around 4 a.m., there was a two-car crash on the southbound Dan Ryan at 73rd Street that caused one car to burst into flames. The driver of that car was pronounced dead at the scene. The other driver has non-life threatening injuries. 

State police are still investigating the cause of each of the crashes.

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