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Fatal Kennedy Expressway Crash: Semi Truck, Cars Collide Near O'Hare Killing 1 And Injuring 2

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Illinois State Police say a semi tractor-trailer and at least two cars collided early Monday on the Kennedy Expressway. (WGN).
Illinois State Police say a semi tractor-trailer and at least two cars collided early Monday on the Kennedy Expressway. (WGN).

One person was killed and two more were injured in an early morning crash on the Kennedy Expressway near O'Hare Airport.

The crash shut down all outbound lanes of the Kennedy at Cumberland Avenue, the Tribune reports, though the left lane and shoulder reopened to traffic around 8 a.m.

Illinois State Police say the crash happened at 6:10 a.m. and involved a semi and at least two other cars, according to DNAinfo Chicago. NBC Chicago reports one person pinned inside had to be extracted from a vehicle while the injured parties were taken to area hospitals.

WGN traffic reporter Sarah Jindra shared a photo via Twitter showing the tangled commute as the outbound lanes of the Kennedy remained blocked for nearly two hours:

ABC Chicago reports cleanup is "expected to take hours" as State Police are investigating how the crash occurred.

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