CHICAGO, IL – Five people were killed early Monday morning in two separate crashes on the Eisenhower Expressway in Chicago, IL and suburban Forest Park, according to police.
Three people were killed in one crash involving three vehicles around 1:45 a.m. on the inbound lanes of I-290 near Halsted Street.
One vehicle was traveling westbound on an eastbound ramp when it hit another vehicle, which when hit a third vehicle. Two of the cars became engulfed in flames.
Two people were taken in serious-to-critical condition to Stroger Hospital, according to ABC7 Chicago. Two other refused medical treatment at the scene.
Illinois State Police said that two other people were killed in a separate wrong-way crash on I-290. The crash occurred around 1:15 a.m. at Des Plaines Avenue in west suburban Forest Park.
The drivers of both vehicles were pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger in one of the vehicles was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Authorities have not released the identities of victims. Officials announced there will be an ongoing investigation into both crashes.