2 women killed in Eisenhower Expressway crash; I-290 IB lanes reopened in Forest Park

Two young women were killed when a minivan stalled on the Eisenhower Expressway and a survivor of the accident was rushed to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood.
January 14, 2014 8:40:12 AM PST
Two young women were killed when a minivan stalled on the Eisenhower Expressway, and a survivor of the accident was rushed to Loyola Hospital in Maywood.

Police say an SUV rear-ended a van that was stalled in the eastbound center lane of the expressway at about 3:45 a.m. Sunday near the First Avenue exit in Forest Park.

The van's driver and a backseat passenger died on impact. They are identified as 30-year-old Evelette Rivera and 29-year-old Krystle Hernandez. The two women were mothers and friends. Hernandez was a mother of four, and Rivera had three children.

Two other women in the van were hurt. One remained in the hospital Monday. The driver of the SUV was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. That driver also was taken into state police custody.

State police said they believe alcohol or drugs played a role in the crash, which shut down the expressway for hours while police investigated.


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