Indiana man dies after crashing into light pole on I-80 near Kedzie Avenue

Eric Gehres, 34, was going west on Interstate 80 near Kedzie Avenue Saturday night when he lost control of his car, state police said.

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A man was dead after losing control of his car and striking a light pole March 12, 2022 on Interstate 80 near Kedzie Avenue.

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An Indiana man died after crashing into a light pole on Interstate 80 near Kedzie Avenue Saturday night.

Eric Gehres, 34, was going west on Interstate 80 when he lost control of his Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck, struck a light pole and flipped over near Kedzie Avenue about 11:20 p.m., Illinois state police said.

He was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead, state police said.

Lanes were reopened at 1:45 a.m. Sunday, officials said.

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