CHICAGO (CBS)– Police are investigating a crash on Interstate 57 that left one person dead and two others injured Tuesday night.
The crash took place in the southbound lanes near 171st Street around 11:20 p.m.READ MORE: Delivery Driver Shot In Head In Back of The Yards; 18-Year-Old Struck In Thigh
Illinois State Police said a silver 2005 Nissan Altima ran out of gas and stalled in the right lane, when a white 2016 Nissan Sentra crashed into the stalled car while merging from the center lane to the right lane.
A 23-year-old man who was a passenger in the Sentra was killed, police said. A 20-year-old woman who was a passenger in the Altima suffered life-threatening injuries, and was taken to the hospital. The 44-year-old man driving the Sentra was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.READ MORE: Toys For Tots Motorcycle Parade Delivers Presents For Children
A 19-year-old woman who was a passenger in the Altima was not hurt.
Police said the driver of the Altima was drunk, but was not injured. Charges were pending Wednesday afternoon.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Monday Brings Wind, Blast Of Cold Air
All southbound lanes were closed as police investigated the crash, but the lanes reopened by 5:10 a.m.