Driver dies after crashing into construction truck overnight on Kennedy Expressway

The man, 18, drove into a construction zone and struck the unoccupied truck early Friday, according to Illinois State Police.

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Three people were killed in separate crashes across the Chicago area during a winter storm early Saturday.

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A driver died after crashing into a parked construction truck early Friday on the Kennedy Expressway near Cumberland Avenue.

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Lucas Camilo Noriega, 18, drove into a construction zone and struck the unoccupied truck around 1:45 a.m., according to Illinois State Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene, officials said. He was the only person in the vehicle.

Two lanes of northbound Interstate 90 were closed for an investigation until around 7 a.m.

State police did not say if overnight rain and slick roads were a factor in the crash.

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