I-294 deadly pileup crash involving 10 vehicles: SB lanes reopen at Willow Road

Illinois State Police team investigating Tri-State Tollway crash

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Tuesday, May 24, 2022
I-294 deadly pileup crash blocks SB lanes near Glenview during AM commute
A deadly crash involving many vehicles caused major backups during the morning commute.

GLENVIEW, Ill. (WLS) -- One person was killed in a 10-vehicle-pileup on the Tri-State Tollway in the Glenview area that created a massive traffic backup Tuesday morning,

Illinois State Police said the crash occurred in the southbound lanes of I-294 near Central Road at about 6:02 a.m.

Police said one person suffered life-threatening injuries and was transported to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge. Police said the person later died.

Two other people were injured in the crash, police said.

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Chopper 7HD flew above the scene as emergency crews responded to the crash, which involved a semi-trailer, a car carier and several other vehicles.

Police shut down all traffic in the southbound lanes starting at Willow Road for more than five hours before lanes were reopened. A state police accident investigation team is working to reconstruct the crash.