CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A 39-year-old Dolton woman was killed Saturday in a crash that shut down all traffic on the northbound Dan Ryan Expressway for nearly five hours.
The woman’s 1998 Honda broke down about 5:55 a.m. on northbound Interstate 94 near Garfield Boulevard, Illinois State Police said. A 19-year-old man driving a 2014 Honda then slammed into her car from behind, sending it into a semi truck in front of her.
A 2014 Chevrolet didn’t slow down in time and struck the 1998 Honda, before being hit by a 2015 Nissan SUV that lost control while attempting to avoid the pileup, state police said.
The Dolton woman was taken to an area hospital where she succumbed to her injuries, state police said. No other major injuries were reported.
All local lanes were shut down at 59th Street, with traffic being diverted off at 63rd Street, state police said.
No further information was immediately available.