By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS) — Five people were injured in a crash Wednesday afternoon on the outbound Stevenson Expressway at Damen Avenue.

At 2:19 p.m., Illinois State Police District Chicago troopers were called to the scene for a three-vehicle crash.

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State Police said one driver was traveling in the middle lane while two others were in the left lane. The first car changed lanes and hit a second, and then swerved around and hit a third car, state police said.

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The driver of the second car was taken to a local hospital, and the driver of the first car was likewise hospitalized along three children who were passengers. All had non-life-threatening injuries.

All outbound lanes of the expressway were shut down for about 45 minutes following the crash.

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The crash was under investigation Wednesday afternoon.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff