Woman Killed, 6 Injured in Expressway Crash in South Suburbs: Police

A woman was killed and six people — including five children — were injured in a crash on Interstate 80/94 in the south suburbs Monday evening, police said.

The crash occurred near Route 394 about 5:18 p.m., according to Illinois State Police. All westbound lanes remained closed as of 9 p.m.

A van carrying two adults and five children collided with a semi truck in the westbound lanes of the interstate near Route 394 about 5:20 p.m., according to Illinois State Police. The van rolled over during the crash and the woman driving the van was taken to an area hospital in serious condition, where she later died.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office did not confirm death Monday night.

The other adult and five children were hospitalized with injuries not believed to be life-threatening, police said.

State police were working to recreate the crash to determine its cause. Lanes were expected to be reopened by 9:30 p.m., police said.

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