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Wrong-Way Driver Injures Multiple People On I-355

A damaged SUV after a wrong-way driver's vehicle hit another on I-355. (Photo by Network Video Productions)

A damaged SUV after a wrong-way driver’s vehicle hit another on I-355. (Photo by Network Video Productions)

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LOCKPORT, Ill. (STMW) – A driver who was allegedly drunk and driving the wrong way on Interstate 355 injured multiple people in a crash Monday night.

About 8 p.m., the driver was heading south on northbound I-355 lanes near 143rd Street near southwest suburban Lockport when the vehicle struck another head on, Illinois State Police Master Sgt. Mark Pilgrim said.

The driver of the second vehicle was taken to a hospital for a broken leg, Pilgrim said. There were also an unspecified number of children in that vehicle with minor injuries, Pilgrim said.

The driver, whose age or gender was not yet known, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, Pilgrim said.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2014. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)