Man fatally shot on Dan Ryan Expressway, 2-year-old girl injured in crash

SUN-TIMES MEDIA WIRE - A 20-year-old man who was shot and crashed his vehicle Thursday night on the Dan Ryan Expressway on the South Side has died, according to state police.

The shooting and crash happened about 5:15 p.m. in the northbound lanes of Interstate 90/94 near 51st Street, according to Illinois State Police.

Two vehicles were seen driving erratically before gunshots were heard and one of the vehicles crashed into a wall along the expressway. The other vehicle continued driving north.

The man driving the vehicle that crashed was taken to Stroger Hospital with a gunshot wound to his head, state police and the Chicago Fire Department said. He was later pronounced dead.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office has not confirmed the death.

A 22-year-old woman and a 2-year-old girl who were passengers in the crashed vehicle were taken to St. Bernard Hospital for treatment of injuries related to the crash, authorities said. Both were in good condition.

An 18-year-old woman who was also a passenger in the vehicle declined medical attention at the scene, the fire department said.

State Police had closed all northbound local lanes of the expressway between 63rd and 51st streets for an investigation until about 9:30 p.m.