Illinois State Police

Vehicle Crash on Dan Ryan Leaves 1 Dead, 1 Seriously Injured

A vehicle crash on the Dan Ryan Friday left one person dead and her passenger in serious condition, according to Illinois State police.

About 1 p.m., state troopers responded to calls of a vehicle crash on I-94 near 71st street, Illinois State police said. After an investigation officers found that a silver Chevrolet was driving northbound when the driver veered left off of the road and crashed into a concrete median barrier.

The driver, 25-year-old Yaminah Jackson of Maywood, and her passenger, a 22-year-old Waukegan woman, were rushed to an area hospital with serious injuries, police said. Jackson died upon arriving at the hospital.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office ruled her death an accident. An autopsy conducted Saturday said she died of injuries sustained from a motor vehicle striking a fixed object.

The 22-year-old has had her condition stabilized but remains in serious condition, police said.

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