Driver killed in fiery FedEx truck crash on I-294 in Northbrook

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Tuesday, February 27, 2024
FedEx driver dies after fiery I-294 crash
The FedEx driver who was ejected from his semi died after the fiery crash.

NORTHBROOK, Ill. (WLS) -- A driver was killed after his FedEx truck hit a guardrail and caught fire on I-294 in Northbrook Tuesday morning, Illinois State Police said.

Officers responded to the scene on I-294 at Lake Cook Road at about 2:23 a.m. and found the driver of the truck on the road, police said.

"At this time it seems that the person on the road was the driver from the semi," Northbrook Fire Chief Steve Morris

The man was transported to Glenbrook Hospital in serious condition and later pronounced dead, police said.

No other vehicles were involved and no other injuries were reported.

The cab of the truck caught fire and firefighters were seen cutting open the top of one of the trailers.

Chopper7 flies above the aftermath of a FedEx truck and fire on I-294.

The Lake Cook Road exit ramp has been closed as police investigate.