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Passenger killed in crash with Markham firetruck on I-57

SHARE Passenger killed in crash with Markham firetruck on I-57
SHARE Passenger killed in crash with Markham firetruck on I-57

A man was killed and two others injured Saturday morning after the vehicle rear-ended a Markham firetruck on I-57.

The crash happened at 3:10 a.m. at the Kedzie exit while the Markham firetruck was stopped on the northbound left shoulder to assist another accident, according to Illinois State Police.

The SUV’s passenger, Andrew Lee, 32, was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he died just over an hour later, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. Lee lived in the Altgeld Gardens neighborhood on the Far South Side.

An autopsy conducted Sunday found Lee died from multiple injuries related to the crash, the medical examiner’s office said. His death was ruled an accident.

The driver was in critical condition at the same hospital, police said. A Markham firefighter was also hospitalized there with minor injuries.

All lanes were open by 8:30 a.m., police said. State police are investigating the crash.

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