Fatal Car Accident On I-294 In Deerfield, Illinois

There was a fatal car accident this morning (December 20, 2013) on I-294 in Deerfield, Illinois.

The accident happened at approximately 2:46 a.m. when – for an unknown reason – a woman driving an SUV lost control of the vehicle where I-294 meets the entrance to Edens Expressway.

An excerpt from the December 20 Daily Herald article titled “Libertyville woman dies in crash” :

(Illinois State Police Sgt.) Clemente said Esposito veered off the roadway and up a concrete embankment under Lake-Cook Road, striking underneath the overpass before rolling back down and coming to rest partially on the ramp and a grassy area.

The driver was identified as Valerie Esposito, 45, of Libertyville.  She was pronounced dead at the accident scene.

The accident remains under investigation.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources including the Daily Herald article mentioned above, as well as the December 20 Chicago Tribune article titled “Libertyville woman dies in crash on I-294.”


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