State police: Alcohol a factor in crash that injured 6 kids

A minivan carrying six children and two adults rolled over on Interstate 57 Sunday night, leaving an 8-month-old girl with life-threatening injuries and seven others hurt, authorities said.

Authorities believe alcohol was a factor in the crash, which happened about 9:20 p.m. near 111th Street when a gray Chevrolet rolled over in the southbound lanes., according to the Illinois State Police. Charges against the driver are pending.

The 8-month-old girl was in serious-to-critical condition, Master Sgt. Jason LoCoco said early this morning. Police had initially described the injuries of all eight people as not life-threatening, citing preliminary information.

The 8-month-old's twin sister was also injured, as were children ages 2, 4, 5, and 7, according to state police. Two adults were also hurt, including a passenger listed in serious condition.

The injured were taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, the University of Chicago Medical Centerl, and Little Company of Mary Hospital.

Four of the injured were in serious-to-critical condition, and four were in fair-to-serious condition, according to a Chicago Fire Department spokesman.

Police closed all southbound lanes of Interstate 57 after the crash. They have since reopened. | Twitter: @ChicagoBreaking

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