January 27, 2021

Chicago man, 27, killed in car crash on I-57 in Posen as he attempted to change lanes

A 27-year-old man from Chicago died following a car crash early Monday on Interstate 57 in Posen, according to Illinois State Police.

The crash happened about 3:40 a.m. in the northbound lanes of I-57 near 147th Street and involved a car and a semitractor-trailer, according to a news release from state police. The driver was the only occupant in each vehicle, officials said.

Both vehicles were traveling north in the middle lane of I-57 when the passenger car, a 2017 gray Chevrolet Malibu, began to switch lanes but clipped the rear of the semitractor-trailer, the news release said. The Malibu then hit the left wall barrier.

State police said the 27-year-old male driver of the Malibu was pronounced dead at the crash site. His name had not been released Monday morning.

The driver of the semitractor-trailer was a 46-year-old man from Georgia who was not injured, state police said.

All lanes near the crash were closed for about four hours, reopening about 8 a.m.

The investigation remained ongoing, officials said.

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