(CBS) –A driver was fatally injured in a Thursday evening shooting on the Dan Ryan Expressway, which ended in a crash that injured two passengers.

Before the shooting, around 5:15 p.m., two vehicles were reported driving erratically on I-94 northbound local lanes at 51st Street, Illinois State Police say.

One of the vehicles went up an embankment and crashed into a wall, while the other auto continued travelling northbound.

The driver was pronounced dead at an area hospital, state police say. Suffering injuries related to the crash were two women and a child; all were transported to the hospital.

The child is a 4-year-old girl, CBS 2’s Audrina Bigos reports.

Traffic was blocked for hours as state police investigated. Lanes were open by 10 p.m.

Anyone with information is asked to call state police at (847) 294-4400.

 

 

 

 

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