4-vehicle crash on I-57 leaves one person dead: ISP

A fatal crash involving four vehicles closed the outbound lanes of I-57 in the south suburbs for several hours Friday morning.

Troopers responded to the multi-vehicle crash on the Cal-Sag Bridge in Calumet Park around 8:25 a.m., according to Illinois State Police.

Authorities say a 2014 white Peterbilt truck-tractor with a semi-trailer was broken down and parked on the left shoulder when a 2014 gold Chevrolet sedan that was driving in the right lane – for unknown reasons – crossed all lanes to the left and struck the rear of the truck before swerving back to the right.


A 2010 red Pontiac sedan and 2018 red Hyundai sedan that were both driving in the middle lane were struck by debris.

The driver of the Chevrolet was taken to an area hospital and later pronounced dead, police said.

Crash on OB I-57 closes all lanes. 

No other injuries were reported.

All outbound lanes were closed through Sibley Boulevard, and traffic was being diverted off at 127th Street, according to officials. All lanes were reopened by about 11:07 a.m.

The investigation is ongoing.