1 killed in multi-vehicle pileup crash on I-294

One person was killed and 11 others were injured in a multi-vehicle crash on I-294 that shut down southbound traffic Tuesday morning near Rosemont.

The crash, which involved at least 7 vehicles, happened around 6 a.m. on I-294 near Willow Road, according to Illinois State Police.

One person was transported to a local hospital where they were pronounced dead, police said. Their identity has not yet been released.


Two others were transported to Lutheran General Hospital where one was listed in critical condition and the other suffered from minor injuries, according to the Glenview Fire Department. Nine people were treated and released at the scene of the crash, officials said.

Police said all southbound lanes of I-294 are closed for investigation.

Police said one person driving erratically led to the crash. Illinois State Police are looking into possible criminal charges.

This story is developing. Check back for updates.