Wrong Way Crash
Illinois State Police said a 2004 Dodge Stratus driving the wrong way in the northbound lanes of Interstate 55 crashed head-on into 1998 Acura coupe just south of the Veterans Memorial Tollway (Interstate 355) interchange around 3 a.m.
The man drove south onto the northbound exit at North Avenue about 12:30 a.m. and went about 25 yards before the minivan crashed head-on into a semi.
Erik Johnson, 23, allegedly was driving a 2014 Subaru SUV southbound in the northbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive near Randolph Street when the vehicle struck a taxi head-on.
Prosecutors said Terrell Garrett, an off-duty North Chicago officer, was traveling at 60 mph in a 45 mph zone in March 2013, heading north in the southbound lanes, when his SUV crashed into a Jeep, killing Joaquin Garcia, 25, and his friend, Fabian Torres, 27.
A wrong-way driver collided with a semi early Thursday on the Chicago Skyway (I-90), spilling diesel fuel and closing all southbound lanes for more than an hour on the South Side.
The crash happened about 12:15 p.m., when a 51-year-old man from Palatine was driving northwest in the southeast-bound lanes of Rand Road between Thomas and Dryden avenues, according to a statement from Arlington Heights police.
Miguel Rico, 20, of the 2400 block of South Christiana Avenue, is charged with aggravated driving under the influence in a crash on the Eisenhower Expy. that left two women dead Saturday, said Illinois State Police Sgt. Mike Dolis.
Families and friends of two men allegedly killed by an off-duty police officer driving the wrong way held a protest and vigil Monday. CBS 2’s Courtney Gousman reports.
A motorist driving the wrong way on Lake Shore Drive crashed into a vehicle, causing its driver to suffer injuries early Friday.
A wrong-way driver triggered a crash that left two people dead in Northwest Indiana overnight, and when police came to notify the family of that driver, his wife and two young children were all dead.
The only survivor of the wrong-way crash early Monday on Interstate 80 says he knows he’s a lucky man – and he says one thing that sticks out in his mind are the words of the car’s driver.
A Naperville dentist, allegedly behind the wheel of a luxury sports car that went the wrong way down the Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway and killed two people, was already known in the DuPage County court system.