On Saturday night, August 6, a motorist driving in the wrong direction on I88 in Lisle, Illinois caused a four-vehicle crash that killed two people and seriously injured two others.
A 2006 Porsche convertible was traveling eastbound in the westbound center lane of the Reagan Memorial Highway (I-88) when it collided head-on with a 2004 Toyota Corolla. This happened just west of the Veterans Memorial Tollway (I-355), according to Illinois State Police Tollway District Master Sgt. David Schneider.
The Corolla then struck the wall of the left median; the Porsche then struck a 2001 Ford Windstar minivan, Schneider said. A 2012 Mazda station wagon struck crash debris.
According to Schneider, two passengers in the Corolla died. The two passengers were both from Elmhurst; Farzani Ali, 37, who was pronounced dead on the scene; and Sherali Shalwani, 73, who was taken to Edward Hospital in Naperville, where he was pronounced dead.
The driver of the Corolla, a 42 year old man, was taken to Edward Hospital in critical condition.
The driver of the Porsche, a 43 year old man, was taken in to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove in critical condition.
There were no other injuries reported.
State Police and the coroner’s office are investigating the accident.
Additional details on the story can be found in the August 7 NBC5 story titled “2 Killed in Wrong-Way Crash on I-88.”