The crash occurred just before 1:10 a.m. on the southbound Dan Ryan at 67th Street, Illinois State Police said. One person was injured.
A car appeared to be completely engulfed in flames on the side of the expressway, causing Red Line trains to stop near 69th Street in Chicago's South Side Grand Crossing neighborhood.
[Significant Delays] Red Line trains are standing near 69th due to fire department activity. Crews working to restore service.— cta (@cta) October 10, 2020
Trains began running again just after 1:30 a.m., according to a tweet from the CTA.
Police said the crash involved only one vehicle, which had hit a concrete barrier.
A separate incident a few hours later caused Red Line service to be temporarily suspended between Garfield and 95th Street, due to debris on the tracks.
[Service Disruption] Red Line service has been temporarily suspended between Garfield and 95th due to debris on the tracks. More: https://t.co/Rvjr7t2JYS— cta (@cta) October 10, 2020
State police responded to the southbound Dan Ryan near 75th Street about 2:40 a.m. for a four-vehicle crash, which resulted in another car fire and debris on the train tracks.
Three people were transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries after the second crash, police said.
All southbound lanes were closed at about 3 a.m. They reopened just before 4 a.m.