Elk Grove Village vehicle crash leaves bus driver dead
COOK COUNTY, Ill. - A bus driver was killed and a woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash Friday afternoon on Interstate 90 near west suburban Elk Grove Village.
About 2:55 p.m., the Chicago Classic Coach bus collided with a 2004 Nissan sedan on westbound I-90 near Busse Road, killing the 66-year-old driver, who was from Wheeling, according to Illinois State Police.
The Nissan crossed into the bus's lane for unknown reasons and struck the bus, causing both vehicles to contact the median wall, Illinois State Police said. The Nissan flipped onto its roof on the left shoulder.
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The bus crossed all lanes of traffic and came to rest on the right side of the roadway.
The woman in the Nissan was transported to a hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said.
The man driving the bus was pronounced dead on the scene.
The accident shut down westbound I-90 for nearly more than three hours. All lanes were reopened around 6:33 p.m.