Driver dies after falling from Dan Ryan overpass during six-vehicle crash on South Side


A driver fell off an overpass and died during a six-vehicle crash early Saturday on the Dan Ryan Expressway on the South Side.

At around 2 a.m., four vehicles were involved in an early collision in the southbound lanes of the freeway near 26th Street, according to the Illinois State Police.

Another driver witnessed the crash and shouldered over, officials said. After the driver pulled onto the roadside, a sixth vehicle “entered the area of ​​the vehicle pulled over on the shoulder”.

The driver who had been on the side of the road then fell off the overpass, though it wasn’t immediately clear how, state police said. The person, who has not been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene.


No one else involved in the crash sustained life-threatening injuries, state police said.


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Written by Natalia Chi

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