1 dead, 1 hurt in 4-vehicle crash on Kennedy near Harlem

CHICAGO (WLS) -- One man died and another suffered non-life-threatening injuries in a four-vehicle crash on the inbound Kennedy Expressway near Harlem Avenue on Chicago's Northwest Side.

Illinois State Police said a purple Dodge Caravan heading south on the Kennedy rear-ended a white 2005 Ford pickup "at a significant rate of speed" near Harlem just before 7:40 a.m.

The impact of the collision forced the Ford pickup into a blue 2016 Chevrolet Cruze. The Chevrolet was then forced into a purple 1993 Ford Explorer. The pickup, the Cruze and the Explorer were all stopped at the time of the crash.

The man driving the Caravan was transported to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The victim's identity has not been released.

The 42-year-old Chicago man driving the Cruze was transported to Presence Resurrection Medical Center. His injuries were not life-threatening.

Investigators said the driver of the Caravan did not slow or stop before impact. The Caravan was severely damaged in the crash. State police said everyone involved in the crash were wearing seat belts.

Investigators are looking into what caused the crash. All lanes of the inbound Kennedy were temporarily blocked for the investigation.
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