Eisenhower Expressway

Teen Fatally Struck by Vehicle on Eisenhower Expressway

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A teen died after being hit by a vehicle Friday on the Eisenhower Expressway on the Near West Side, rendering the outbound lanes closed until further notice.

The person was struck about 12:40 a.m. in the westbound lanes of Interstate 290 near Ashland Avenue, Illinois State Police said. The vehicle did not remain at the scene and the incident is being investigated as a hit-and-run.

Police said a "juvenile pedestrian" was fatally struck. Family members said the person hit was 15 years old.

Shortly before he was hit, troopers had located a car on the expressway that was apparently stolen in an earlier carjacking, state police said. Another male was taken into custody.

The carjacking occurred about 11 p.m. Thursday in the 1500 block of South Christiana Avenue in Lawndale, according to Chicago police. A 29-year-old woman was gathering items outsider her silver Chevrolet Impala when three people approached and one of them pointed a gun at her. She dropped her keys on the ground and the three suspects grabbed them and drove away.

The juvenile suspect arrested by state troopers is being detained by Chicago police for further investigation, authorities said.

Westbound lanes on I-290 were closed at Ashland for several hours while authorities investigated, state police said.

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