COUNTRYSIDE, Ill. (CBS) — Two people were killed early Sunday in a fiery crash on the Stevenson Expressway near La Grange Road.
Illinois State Police were called at 2:58 a.m. Sunday for a two-vehicle crash on the southbound Stevenson.READ MORE: Kenosha County Sheriff's Deputy Shoots Chicago Homicide Suspect At Bristol Gas Station; Suspect Shot Police K-9 During Confrontation
State police said a 2006 green BMW 750 was headed the wrong way in the southbound lanes and hit a 2017 white Ford Explorer head-on.
Both cars caught on fire, and both drivers were pronounced dead at the scene, state police said.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Sprinkles And Cooler Than Normal Temps Through The Weekend
The driver of the Ford Explorer was identified as Barrett J. Callaghan, 25, of Orland Park. The identity of the driver of the BMW had not been released Sunday afternoon.
The southbound lanes of the Stevenson were closed beginning at 3:33 a.m., and traffic was diverted off at 1st Avenue. By 8:30 a.m., all ramps were reopened, but the left and center lanes remained closed.
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Further details were not immediately available.