Cook County Sheriff’s Deputy Injured In 5-Vehicle Tri-State Crash

CHICAGO (CBS) — A Cook County sheriff’s deputy was injured in a five-vehicle crash Wednesday morning that shut down three lanes on the Tri-State Tollway in west suburban Oak Brook.

The crash happened at 5:31 a.m. in the northbound lanes of I-294 near 31st Street, according to Illinois State Police.

One of the five vehicles involved was a Cook County sheriff’s squad car, and a deputy was transported to Elmhurst Hospital with injuries that were not thought to be life-threatening, police said. No other injuries were reported.

The three left lanes remained blocked as of 6:50 a.m., police said. Further details were not immediately available.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2016. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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