1 killed after car plunges off I-57, catches fire

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RIVERDALE, Ill. — One person was killed after a crash led to a vehicle plunging off I-57 and onto railroad tracks, then catching fire.

According to Illinois State Police, the two-vehicle accident happened around 2 a.m. Friday on southbound I-57 between 127th and 147th Street.

One of the vehicles involved in the crash plunged off the roadway and landed on train tracks underneath an overpass. The vehicle caught on fire and became engulfed in flames.

Police said at least one person was killed in the crash.

The victim's identity and cause of the crash is unknown at this time.

Southbound I-57 was closed at 127th early Friday, but reopened around 8 a.m.

An investigation into the crash is ongoing.

This is a developing story. Check back for details.


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