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Man killed in crash on I-294 near Bishop Ford

Illinois State Police Sgt. Mike Vorreyer walks from his patrol car to issue a ticket for speeding

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A Virginia man died Wednesday after crashing his vehicle on Interstate 294 in South Holland.

Geoffrey Cowan, 27, was driving south on I-294 when his blue Hyundai Tucson ran off the road at 3:37 a.m. near the Bishop Ford Freeway, Illinois State Police said. He was not wearing a seatbelt and struck the crash cushion near the Interstate 394 exit ramp head-on.

Cowan, of Midlothian, Virginia, was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead at 4:10 a.m., state police said. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

All lanes and exits are now open, state police said.