Fatal crash on Ryan shuts outbound lanes, halts Red Line trains

One person was killed and another critically wounded after a car and truck collided and fire erupted near the train tracks at 83rd Street.

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

A person was dead and another was injured after a crash Dec. 5, 2022, on the Dan Ryan Expressway.

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A man was killed in a fiery crash early Monday on the Dan Ryan Expressway near 83rd Street that closed outbound lanes and halted trains on the CTA Red Line, according to officials.

Fire officials responded to the outbound lanes of the Dan Ryan for a crash involving a car and a semi-truck about 3:05 a.m., according to the Chicago Fire Department.

Theodore Duffie, 42, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to fire officials and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Another person hurt in the crash was taken to St. Bernard Hospital and where their condition was stabilized, fire officials said.

Illinois State Police said southbound traffic was initially diverted at 83rd Street.

As of 8:30 a.m., three rights lanes had been reopened but two left lanes remained closed. All lanes had reopened by 3:20 p.m.

Service on the CTA Red Line was temporarily suspended due to a fire near the tracks, and no trains were running between 69th and 95th Street stations as of 5:30 a.m., according to a tweet from CTA.

No further information was immediately available.

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