Woman, 19, charged with DUI in Dan Ryan wrong-way crash

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Emergency crews work early Friday at the site of a multiple vehicle crash on the outbound Dan Ryan. | Chicago Fire Media

A 19-year-old Chicago woman is accused of driving drunk after causing a head-on collision early Friday on the Dan Ryan when she drove the wrong way on the expressway, authorities said.

Demina L. Maldonado was driving a 2007 Toyota sedan north in the southbound lanes when she struck a 2005 Cadillac SUV in the left lanes of Interstate 94 about 2:55 a.m. near 63rd Street, according to Illinois State Police.

Maldonado, a 20-year-old woman in her vehicle and a 49-year-old Harvey man who was driving the Cadillac were all taken to University of Chicago Medical Center, state police said. Their conditions had stabilized.

Two other passengers in the SUV declined medical attention.

Maldanado was later charged with a misdemeanor count of driving under the influence, police said.

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