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2 hospitalized after Corvette rear-ends sedan, catches fire on I-94

A 77-year-old man driving a 1979 Chevy Corvette rear-ended a Buick LaCrosse while traveling in the I-94 express lane near 35th Street, according to Illinois State Police.

A man was killed in a shooting July 1, 2021, on Interstate 57.
Two men were hospitalized May 6, 2021, after a crash on I-94 near 35th Street.
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Two men were hospitalized Thursday afternoon after a 1979 Chevy Corvette rear-ended a sedan and caught on fire on the Dan Ryan Expressway near 35th Street.

A 77-year-old man driving the Corvette rear-ended a Buick LaCrosse about 2:05 p.m. while traveling south in the I-94 express lane near 35th Street, according to Illinois State Police.

Following the crash, the 77-year-old pulled over onto the shoulder and exited his Corvette, which then caught on fire, state police said.

He and the driver of the Buick, a 27-year-old man, were taken to area hospitals both with injuries that were not considered life-threatening, state police said.

Three lanes of I-94 southbound were closed until about 3 p.m.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.