Police investigate the scene of a three-vehicle crash early Monday on the inbound Dan Ryan at 78th Street. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times
CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - Three people were injured early Monday in a three-vehicle crash on the inbound Dan Ryan Expressway.
About 2:50 a.m., emergency responders were called to the inbound lanes near 79th Street for a crash involving a car, a semitrailer and a tanker truck that was leaking fuel, according to Illinois State Police.
Paramedics took all three drivers to hospitals for minor injuries, police said.
Two were taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, and a third person was taken to Stroger Hospital, according to Chicago Fire Department Cmdr. Walter Schroeder. Paramedics listed them in “red” condition.
State police reopened all lanes at 79th Street by 5:55 a.m.
At least six vehicles from the Chicago Fire Department, including a HazMat truck, were at the scene of the crash. The HazMat situation was cleared by 3:40 a.m., Schroder said.
Additional information was not released.