1 killed in Stevenson Expressway crash near Midway airport; delays expected: Illinois State Police

Vehicles being diverted of I-55 at Central Avenue; use Eisenhower, Ogden, Pershing as alternates

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Wednesday, June 22, 2022
1 killed in I-55 crash near Midway airport: ISP
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A car hit a semi and rolled over, police said. The driver was ejected onto the roadway.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- One person has died after a crash involving a car and a semitrailer early Wednesday morning on the outbound Stevenson Expressway near Midway airport, Illinois State Police said.

The crash took place about 2:30 a.m. on Interstate 55 near Harlem Avenue. After rear-ending the truck, the car rolled over, and its driver was ejected, police said.

The individual was taken to a nearby hospital and pronounced deceased, state police said. It was not immediately clear if anyone else was injured in the incident.

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All lanes of outbound I-55 are being forced off at Central Avenue, and delays were ongoing in both directions as of about 5:20 a.m.

It was not immediately clear when the roadway would reopen.

The Eisenhower, Ogden Avenue or Pershing Road can be used as alternate routes.