One person was killed in a fiery single-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon on I-57 in south suburban Markham.
A Volkswagen was traveling in the right lane of southbound I-57 about a half-mile north of 167th Street in Markham when it veered off the road and struck a guardrail about 1:35 p.m., according to Illinois State Police. After crashing, the car became engulfed in flames.
Witnesses told police the car did not slow down before crashing.
The only person in the car, a male who remains unidentified as of Thursday morning, was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:22 p.m., according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday.