NORTHBROOK, Ill. (Sun-Times Media Wire) - At least five people were injured, including a 13-year-old girl, in a car crash involving a semi-truck Sunday.
The crash happened at about 2:15 p.m. in the Eastbound lane of I-94 near Northbrook, Illinois State Police said.
Multiple cars were stopped because of heavy traffic when a white Volvo semi-truck driven by Jeffrie Baker, 23, failed to stop and struck the cars in front of it, state police said.
The teen girl, a 46-year-old woman and a 48-year-old woman in a Honda Odyssey suffered life-threatening injuries, state police said.
A man, 36, and a woman, 37, in a black Kia Sportage also suffered life-threatening injuries, state police said.
Baker was not injured in the collision and was issued a citation for failing to slow down to avoid an accident, state police said.
Eastbound Illinois Tollway lanes were closed for several hours because of the crash.