Weather 'likely' factor in life-threatening Chicago semi truck crash on Dan Ryan Expressway

ByMaher Kawash WLS logo
Sunday, November 14, 2021
Weather 'likely' factor in semi truck crash on Dan Ryan Expressway
Winter weather was a "likely" factor in a car and semi truck crash on Chicago's Dan Ryan Expressway that closed Interstate 94 lanes by 29th Street.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago police are investigating a crash involving a semi-truck and a car on the Dan Ryan Expressway.

That accident closed down all southbound lanes of I-94 near 29th Street for several hours. The lanes have since reopened.

One person, the driver of the sedan involved in the crash, has been hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.

Debris was spread across multiple lanes of the expressway.

Police have not said what caused the crash, but weather likely was a factor.

The roads had been slick since Saturday night as a wintry mix of snow and rain came down for hours. The roads remained slippery later Sunday morning.