1 dead, 1 critically hurt in Bishop Ford crash

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A man was killed and a woman was critically injured in a crash Sunday night on the Bishop Ford Expressway on the Far South Side.

At 9:51 p.m., 31-year-old Travis A. Shempert was driving a 2000 Chevrolet sedan on the right shoulder of northbound Interstate 94 near Beaubien Woods, which is just south of 130th Street, according to Illinois State Police. Shempert, who was driving at a high rate of speed, then lost control of the car and drove into a ditch before striking a metal object.

Shempert was ejected from the vehicle and later pronounced dead at the scene, state police said. He lived in Chicago.

An autopsy Monday found Shempert died from multiple injuries related to the crash, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. His death was ruled an accident.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office has not confirmed his death.

Shempert’s passenger, a 38-year-old Chicago woman, was taken to a hospital in critical condition, state police said,

An investigation into the crash is ongoing.

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