1 dead, 3 critically injured after Kennedy Expressway crash downtown; Eisenhower exit reopens

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Wednesday, April 3, 2024
1 dead, 3 critically injured after Kennedy Expressway crash downtown
1 person is dead and 3 critically injured after a Chicago crash on the Kennedy Expressway downtown near Monroe and Adams. An Ike exit has reopened.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A major crash on the southbound Kennedy Expressway downtown Chicago closed a highway exit and critically injured four people Wednesday morning, Chicago fire and Illinois State Police officials said. One person later died, officials said.

Multiple ambulances were responding to the crash just after 11 a.m., CFD said on X, formerly known as Twitter.

Four people were critically injured in the incident that involved two vehicles, CFD and state police said. Three were taken to Stroger Hospital, and one was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, according to Chicago fire.

State police later said one person died.

CFD said the crash took place near Adams and Monroe streets.

Police said the Interstate 90 southbound exit to the eastbound Eisenhower Expressway was closed for investigation.

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It reopened about 2:45 p.m.

It was not immediately clear how the crash occurred.