SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (CBS)– One person is dead after a four-car crash near Woodfield Mall.
Illinois State Police said it all started when a white Lexus IS300 was headed west on Route 53 – which doubles as I-290 in Schaumburg – near Higgins Road.
He hit a ditch, sending his car flying over the guardrail, into the eastbound lanes.
State police said a 60-year old man from Plainfield in one of the other cars died. He was identified as Edwin R. Mijares, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
All lanes of traffic on eastbound Route 53, and the left three westbound lanes, were closed following the crash.
The other people involved are expected to be recover.