CHICAGO (CBS)– Five vehicles involved in two separate crashes shut down westbound I-80 near LaGrange Road during the Monday morning rush hour, police said.
Illinois State Police are still investigating the causes of the accidents that sent three people — including a Cook County sheriff’s deputy — to Silver Cross Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, Sergeant Scott Angus said.READ MORE: Patients Left With A Lot Of Questions After Center For Covid Control Testing Sites Temporarily Shut Down, State Investigates Complaints
The first incident occurred at 7:37 a.m. when a single vehicle struck the concrete center median.
At 7:44 a.m. four other vehicles collided near the same location, including the deputy’s squad car.READ MORE: Two Teens Charged In Violent Carjacking On Northwest Side
Police are not sure if the two are related, but Angus said it is possible the drivers in the second accident were slowing down when they saw the first accident.
All vehicles were towed from the scene and the expressway was reopened at 9 a.m.MORE NEWS: Major Airlines Warn Of ‘Catastrophic Disruption’ To Travel And Shipping From 5G Debut Set For Wednesday By Verizon And AT&T
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