Man, 39, Shot and Killed While Driving on I-57

The 39-year-old man had been driving southbound on I-57 near the Calumet-Saganashkee Channel about 10:25 p.m. when another vehicle pulled alongside his and someone inside opened fire

Interstate 57 was closed for several hours Thursday morning after another expressway shooting, this time claiming the life of a 39-year-old man. 

Illinois State Police said the driver was traveling southbound on I-57 in a Ford Fusion just before 10:30 p.m. when another car pulled up and someone inside opened fire. 

The man was shot in the head and lost control of the vehicle, causing the car to bounce against the concrete barrier on the right side of the road before spinning across all lanes of traffic before hitting the left side concrete barrier on the opposite end. 

No other passengers were in the vehicle at the time, police said. The driver was pronounced dead on the scene. 

State police have been ramping up patrols because of the escalating number of expressway shootings in recent years and the immediate danger they are to the public.

The motive of the shooting is still unknown. No one is in custody. 

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