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2 Killed, 2 Injured When Car Plunges Off I-55 and Crashes Below, Officials Say

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Two people were killed and two others critically injured in a crash early Friday on the Stevenson Expressway near Ashland Avenue, authorities say.

At around 4 a.m., Illinois State Police said a vehicle hit the right concrete wall on I-55 northbound and went over the concrete median. The car fell off the expressway and hit a light pole before crashing onto the ground at Robinson Street and Archer Avenue, officials said.

Two people were pronounced dead at the scene, fire officials said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office has not yet released information on the fatalities.

A man in his 20s and a 21-year-old woman were transported to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, fire officials said. ISP later said that the two had sustained injuries that were serious but not believed to be life-threatening.

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