Police: 1 killed in crash on Dan Ryan Expressway

A female was killed when her SUV crashed into a pole Early Monday on the Dan Ryan Expressway. | Network Video Productions


(CHICAGO) A female was killed early Monday when her SUV crashed into a concrete barrier and pole on the Dan Ryan Expressway on the South Side, police said.

The female, whose age was not known, was involved in the single-vehicle crash about 1:40 a.m. in the inbound lanes of the Dan Ryan near 87th Street, according to Illinois State Police. She was pinned in the vehicle and had to be extricated.

She was taken to Saint Bernard Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 2:30 a.m., police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office could not immediately confirm the fatality.

Police said all lanes of the expressway were open to traffic as of 2:30 a.m. Additional details on the crash were not immediately available.