One person was killed and nearly a dozen others hurt in a multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 294 near Willow Road during rush hour Tuesday morning, authorities said.
The crash shut down southbound lanes of the roadway at Willow Road for more than five hours. Lanes were reopened at approximately 1:25 p.m.
The Glenview Fire Department said seven vehicles were involved in the crash, which took place around 6 a.m. at milemarker 46.75.
Fire officials said 11 people in total were hurt, but only two were taken to area hospitals, one in critical condition who state police said was later pronounced dead at the hospital. The other person hospitalized in the crash suffered minor injuries, authorities said.
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The remaining nine were treated and released at the scene.
Drivers seeking alternate routes were urged to exit at southbound Lake Cook Road or take the northbound exit for Touhy. River Road and Milwaukee are considered surface street alternates, according to NBC 5 Traffic Reporter Kye Martin.