CHICAGO (CBS)– Two people died and two were seriously injured when a car fell off the Stevenson Expressway early Friday morning, and landed on the street below and hit a light tower near Ashland Avenue.
According to Illinois State Police, the driver of a red 2013 Hyundai Veloster was going “too fast for road conditions” while headed north on the Stevenson near Damen shortly after 4 a.m., and lost control of his vehicle. The vehicle struck a concrete barrier and then went over the wall.READ MORE: 5 Killed, 18 Wounded In Chicago Weekend Shootings
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Crews are investigating a fatal accident from early this morning. A vehicle with 4 people in it came off of Inbound I-55 near Ashland & fell below onto Archer just west of Ashland. 2 people died and the other 2 were transported in serious condition to Stroger Hospital. pic.twitter.com/EhmSq0xBBH
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ISP said the car then fell 43 feet before landing on the grassy area on Archer Avenue and Robinson Street.
Police confirmed there were four people in the car at the time of the incident. The 27-year-old man driving the Hyundai and a 22-year-old woman were killed. Two others, a 21-year-old woman and a 25-year-old man, were seriously injured.
The lights are out on the Stevenson Expressway in both directions between Ashland Avenue and the Dan Ryan Expressway. A ComEd spokesperson confirmed crews are working to restore the power before rush hour on Friday night.MORE NEWS: Shedd Aquarium Asks Restaurants To Help Keep Plastic Out Of Great Lakes
Two northbound lanes of the expressway were blocked off as police investigated, but have since reopened.