One Dead, Ten Injured in Massive Crash Just South of Lake County

(Glenview, IL)  A massive pile-up on the Tri-State Tollway in Cook County, left several Lake County motorists scrambling for new routes. The 7-vehicle crash took place on Tuesday morning on southbound I-294 near Willow Road. Illinois State Police say the crash involved at least two semis, and may have been touched off by a person driving recklessly. In total 1-person died, and 10 people were injured. Police closed off the Tri-State south of Lake-Cook Road while the investigation and cleanup was ongoing, backing up traffic along southbound I-94 in Lake County for several miles. The roadway was reopened in the early afternoon hours…though the investigation into the crash is ongoing.

Tim Vander Tuuk, WXLC News (5-25-22)