Chicago traffic: Eisenhower Expressway lanes reopen after fatal crash near North Avenue

ByABC 7 Chicago Digital Team via WLS logo
Monday, August 3, 2020
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A crash on the outbound Eisenhower Expressway in the western suburbs has several lanes closed Monday morning.

ELMHURST, Ill. (WLS) -- One person was killed after a crash on the outbound Eisenhower Expressway in the western suburbs Monday morning that had lanes closed for hours.

Illinois State Police said a semi-truck was traveling on the westbound lanes of I-290 west of North Avenue at about 6:46 a.m. when police said the semi failed to reduce its speed and crashed into the Buick.

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The driver of the Buick was killed in the crash. The driver's identity has not been released.

The crash led to lane closures that were in effect until 12:01 p.m., including the closure of the outbound I-290 Lake Street and North Avenue entrances

The crash is under investigation. Further details were not immediately available.