Lanes reopen on northbound Dan Ryan after fatal crash near Garfield

The multi-vehicle crash happened about 5:55 a.m. on northbound Interstate 94 near Garfield Boulevard, Illinois State Police said.

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A man was fatally struck by a vehicle Oct. 23, 2019, in unincorporated Crystal Lake.

A multi-vehicle crash killed at least one person Oct. 5, 2019, on the northbound Dan Ryan Expressway near Garfield Boulevard.

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A 39-year-old Dolton woman was killed Saturday in a crash that shut down all traffic on the northbound Dan Ryan Expressway for nearly five hours.

The woman’s 1998 Honda broke down about 5:55 a.m. on northbound Interstate 94 near Garfield Boulevard, Illinois State Police said. A 19-year-old man driving a 2014 Honda then slammed into her car from behind, sending it into a semi truck in front.

A 2014 Chevrolet didn’t slow down in time and struck the 1998 Honda, before being hit by a 2015 Nissan SUV that lost control while attempting to avoid the pileup, state police said.

The Dolton woman was taken to an area hospital where she succumbed to her injuries, officials said. An autopsy conducted by the Cook County medical examiner’s office ruled her death an accident, saying she died of multiple injuries related to the crash

No other major injuries were reported.

All local lanes were shut down at 59th Street for nearly five hours, state police. The lanes were reopened about 10:45 a.m.


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