Crash on Dan Ryan leaves 1 dead, 5 injured

July 11, 2009 12:20:09 PM PDT
A crash Friday afternoon on the Dan Ryan Expressway at 63rd Street killed one person and injured five others and shut down the outbound local lanes for several hours. An Illinois State Police sergeant said the man, identified as George Harris, 40, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office, was a backseat passenger inside a minivan that was rear-ended in the crash. Harris, who is from Hazel Crest, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where he died at 10:57 p.m., according to the medical examiner's office.

The injured were taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Saint Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center, and Advocate Christ Medical Center.

Police are continuing to investigste the cause of the accident.


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