CHICAGO — A wrong-way crash on the Dan Ryan Expressway Saturday morning left at least one person dead and two others injured.
Illinois State Police said a wrong-way driver was traveling in the southbound lanes of the expressway near 63rd Street just before 10:55 a.m. when the driver collided head-on with a commercial vehicle traveling southbound.
After the impact, the car driven by the wrong-way driver struck another passenger vehicle nearby.
The wrong-way driver and the front-seat passenger of the other passenger car were transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. The driver of the other passenger car was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.
66-year-old Francisco Sandoval of Chicago and a 53-year-old man from Naperville were killed in the crash.
Southbound traffic has been diverted to the I-94 express lanes for the investigation.