Fatal Kennedy expressway crash closes outbound lanes – NBC Chicago

A fatal multi-vehicle crash on the Kennedy Expressway Wednesday afternoon left one person dead and three others seriously injured.

Authorities say the crash happened shortly after 11 a.m. in the exit lanes of the Kennedy Expressway at Monroe Street in Chicago. The Chicago Fire Department called the crash “major,” adding that part of the highway was closed by Illinois State Police.

The ISP later confirmed that the southbound I-90 ramp to eastbound 290 was closed due to the crash. No estimated reopening time was provided.

Four people were taken to the hospital in critical condition, the CFD said, including one person in “very critical” condition.

The ISP later confirmed that one person had died.

No further details were available.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

NBC Chicago

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