Tow truck driver fatally struck by vehicle on I-290 in Maywood

He was struck by a vehicle near 9th Avenue while towing cars from an earlier crash, state police said.

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A tow truck driver was fatally struck by a vehicle Wednesday on Interstate 290 in Maywood, according to state police.

Authorities were called about 6 a.m. to eastbound I-290 near Ninth Avenue, Illinois State Police said. The tow truck driver was towing cars from an earlier crash when a gray Nissan sedan traveling in the right lane veered to the right and struck him.

He was identified as 23-year-old Andrew Dove-Ferderer by police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He lived in Berkeley.

The Nissan also hit an unoccupied gray Chrysler sedan parked ahead of the tow truck, state police said.

The 49-year-old woman driving the Nissan was taken to an area hospital for minor injuries, state police said. Dove-Ferdere, of Berkeley, was pronounced dead on the scene, state police said.

All lanes were shut down from 6:16 a.m. to 9:42 a.m. as authorities investigated, state police said. The investigation is ongoing.

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