The 2 women killed in the crash have been identified.
CHICAGO (WLS) -- Two women were killed in a crash on the Dan Ryan Expressway early Sunday morning, officials said.
They were later identified as 44-year-old Patrice Dean and 43-year-old Daphene Monroe, the Cook County Bureau of Administration said.
Multiple vehicles were involved in the crash that happened near East 47th Street in the expressway's northbound lanes on Chicago's South Side just before 2 a.m. Video from the scene shows firefighters working to free the victims earlier Sunday morning.
Five other people are in critical condition. Three people were rushed to the University of Chicago Medical Center, while two others were taken to Stroger Hospital.
The express lanes of the Dan Ryan were still closed in that area around 5 a.m., but reopened by 9:30 a.m., officials said.
Authorities did not immediately provide further information about the crash.