Woman dies in I-57 crash near 99th Street

A vehicle crashed into a vehicle pulled over on the right shoulder.

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A crash shut down all lanes of traffic March 9, 2021 on Interstate 57.

A fatal crash shut down all lanes of traffic March 9, 2021 on Interstate 57.

Illinois Department of Transportation

One woman was killed and two others hurt in a crash that shut down all lanes of southbound Interstate 57 Tuesday at 99th Street.

The driver of a southbound Hyundai SUV lost control about 10:50 a.m. and crashed into an unoccupied dump truck stopped on the right shoulder with a flat tire, according to Illinois State Police.

A 31-year-old Chicago woman riding as a passenger in the SUV died of her injuries, state police said.

She was identified as Darnita Latasha Washington, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

The 54-year-old man driving the SUV also has life-threatening injuries, state police said. Another man, 33, riding in the car had non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the dump truck was uninjured, state police said.

All southbound lanes of I-57 were shut down until about 3 p.m., according to state police.

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