A 39-year-old man was pronounced dead this morning after he was involved in a three vehicle crash on the Tri-State Tollway this morning, Illinois State Police said.
The accident happened at 6:47 a.m. on the Tri-StateTollway (I-294) at mile marker 24 3/4 near Lake-Cook Road in Lake County, Illinois State police officials said.
The vehicles included a Chrysler Sebring, a tow truck and a taxi, said State Police Sgt. Tim Moore.
The accident began as the tow truck and the Chrysler Sebring were traveling east on the tollway in Deerfield, Moore said.
As the two vehicles were driving, the Sebring struck the rear of the tow truck which then caused the two vehicles to pull over to the shoulder of the roadway, said Moore.
After the tow truck driver got out of his truck and was standing on the shoulder speaking to the driver of the Sebring, a taxi struck the tow truck driver. The vehicle then struck the back of the Chrysler, Moore said. In additition to the taxi driver the vehicle was carrying a passenger, Moore said.
The driver of the Chrysler, who was inside his vehicle, was pronounced dead, Moore said. The tow truck driver, who had been struck by the taxi, did not sustain life-threatening injuries, Moore said.
There were a total of three transports made to Advocate Luthern General Hospital in Park Ridge all with non-lifethreatening injuries. Police initially said there had been four people taken to hospitals for treatment.
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