3 dead, 1 seriously injured in Eisenhower crash

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Three people were killed and a fourth was seriously injured in a single-vehicle car crash early Tuesday on the Eisenhower Expressway on the West Side.

A black 2012 Buick was heading west on I-290 near Western Avenue about 2:15 a.m. when the driver lost control and the car left the expressway, went up a grassy embankment and struck a utility pole head-on, according to Illinois State Police.

The driver, a 42-year-old Chicago man, was ejected from the car, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition.

The front seat passenger, 29-year-old Brittany Williams of Chicago; and one of the back seat passengers, 41-year-old Henry Brooks IV, were pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said. Brooks, who police said was 42, lived in the 200 block of North Kolmar, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

A third passenger, 42-year-old Randy Ross of Chicago, was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was also pronounced dead, police said.

All outbound lanes of I-290 were closed to traffic in the area for several hours after the crash, but were reopened as of 8:32 a.m., according to police.

Investigators believe alcohol was a factor in the crash, police said.

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