Police: Carjacking suspect dies in jump from I-290 overpass

OAK PARK (Sun-Times Media Wire) - A suspect in a west suburban carjacking jumped to his death from an Eisenhower Expressway overpass while trying to run away from authorities Friday night, according to Illinois State Police.

About 8:15 p.m., state troopers joined Hillside police in a chase on Interstate 290 after four people stole a vehicle at gunpoint earlier in the day in the suburb, state police said.

The vehicle stopped on the overpass at Harlem and the four suspects got out, police said. One jumped down to the expressway and died, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office could not immediately confirm the death.

Two more suspects were arrested and the fourth got away, police said.

All lanes of I-290 were shut down about 8:30 p.m. at Harlem as police investigated, police said. All lanes were re-opened early Saturday morning.

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