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Elgin man dies in fiery I-355 crash at Army Trail Road toll

Brayan Baeza was in the cash toll lanes Tuesday when the driver of an Audi crashed into the rear of the vehicle.

A person died in a crash June 23, 2020, on I-355 at the Army Trail Road toll.
A person died in a crash June 23, 2020, on I-355 at the Army Trail Road toll.
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A 26-year-old Elgin man died in a fiery crash Tuesday evening on northbound I-355 at Army Trail Road near Addison.

The driver of a BMW was in the cash toll lanes of Plaza 73 at 8:40 p.m. when the driver of an Audi crashed into the rear of the vehicle, according to Illinois State Police.

The driver of the BMW, which was engulfed in flames, died at the scene, state police said.

He was identified as Brayan Baeza, according to DuPage County Coroner Richard Jorgensen.

The driver of the Audi, a 34-year-old Chicago man, was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

The cash toll lanes were closed for an investigation between 9 p.m. Tuesday and 2:55 a.m. Wednesday, state police said.

No charges have been announced.