2 Dead in 6-Vehicle Crash on Dan Ryan

The crash happened at about 11:13 p.m. in the southbound lanes of I-94 at 47th Street

Friday, Feb 24, 2012  |  Updated 3:59 PM CDT
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2 Dead in 6-Vehicle Crash on Dan Ryan

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Two people died following a six-vehicle accident Thursday on the Dan Ryan Expressway. The crash happened at about 11:13 p.m. in the southbound lanes of I-94 at 47th Street.

Two people died and four were injured Thursday night in a six-vehicle accident on the Dan Ryan Expressway.

The crash happened at about 11:13 p.m. in the southbound lanes of I-94 at 47th Street. According to preliminary reports, an unknown orange-and-white semi-trailer jackknifed when a tour bus struck it, State Police said. 

The semi-trailer truck was able to straighten out, and it fled the scene, police said. A 1999 beige Pontiac swerved to avoid the collision and was struck by a red Sterling semi-trailer truck. The Pontiac went to the right and the red truck went to the left, striking the concrete median.

A Dodge mini-van slid sideways into the red Sterling truck. Two people in the van were fatally injured, police said.

Four others were transported to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries, according to police.

The crash is under investigation.

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