2 die in wrong-way crash on I-80 near I-57

Samuel Sahagun-Banuelos was allegedly driving east in the westbound lanes when he crashed into another vehicle in the center lane, state police said.

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A wrong-way driver crashed into another vehicleWednesday night, leaving himself and another driver dead on I-80 near Country Club Hills in the south suburbs.

The crash happened about 11:15 p.m. onI-80 just west of the junction with I-57, Illinois State Police said in a statement.

Samuel Sahagun-Banuelos, 23, of Lansing, was driving east in the westbound lanes when he crashed into anothervehiclein the center lane, state police said.

The other vehicle was driven byKeith Bowers, 48, of Merrillville, Indiana, state police said.

Both vehicles came to a rest on opposite shoulders, and each driver was trapped inside, state police said. They bothdied at the scene.

Autopsies found both died from their injuries, and ruled their deaths accidental, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

Allwestbound lanes were closed until about 3 a.m. Thursday for an investigation.

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