Inbound Eisenhower reopens after fatal crash at Harlem

Shanetta Harina Griffin, 32, was thrown from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene, state police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. Her passenger, an 8-year-old boy, was taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood with serious injuries.

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A driver was killed and a child was injured in a rollover crash Oct. 16, 2020, on I-290 near Harlem Avenue.

A driver was killed and a child was injured in a rollover crash Oct. 16, 2020, on I-290 near Harlem Avenue.

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One person was killed and a child was injured in a fiery crash that shut down the inbound Eisenhower Expressway for hours early Friday in west suburban Oak Park.

The single-vehicle rollover happened shortly before 4:30 a.m. on eastbound I-290 near Harlem Avenue, according to Illinois State Police. The vehicle caught fire after the crash.

Shanetta Harina Griffin, 32, was thrown from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene, state police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. Her passenger, an 8-year-old boy, was taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood with serious injuries.

Griffin lived in Dubuque, Iowa, the medical examiner’s office said.

All inbound lanes were closed as authorities investigated and were opened by 9:30 a.m., state police said.

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