By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS)– Two people died and another was seriously injured in a crash on the Dan Ryan Expressway late Tuesday night.

Illinois State Police said, just before 11 p.m., a 35-year-old man from Chicago Heights was driving a black 2018 Chrysler in the southbound lanes of the Dan Ryan near 63rd Street when he lost control of the car.

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The Chrysler hit a sign pole, flipped over, and came to a stop on top of the concrete median barrier.

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The driver and a 17-year-old passenger in the car were killed in the crash. A 16-year-old passenger was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries, police said.

The southbound express lanes of the Dan Ryan were closed for approximately six hours after the crash.

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The cause of the crash is under investigation.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff