1 killed, 1 injured in Tri-State Tollway crash in Libertyville

LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. (WLS) -- One person was killed and another injured after an SUV struck a tractor-trailer on the Tri-State Tollway in Libertyville Friday morning, Illinois State Police said.

A female driver lost control of her BMW SUV and hit a semi-trailer in the westbound lanes of I-94 near Route 176 at about 2:13 a.m., police said. The truck did not stop after the crash, according to police.

The collision caused the BMW to roll over several times and the driver, who was not wearing a seatbelt, to be ejected from the vehicle, police said. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Three male passengers were in the vehicle and one of them was transported to a hospital with minor injuries.

Several lanes of I-94 were blocked as police investigated.

Police are investigating alcohol and drugs as possible factors in the crash. An investigation into the crash is ongoing.
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