Fatal Accident On Tri-State Tollway After Tire Blowout

There was a fatal crash Sunday night (June 7, 2015) on the Tri-State Tollway (I-94) near Lincolnshire.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP) the accident happened at approximately 10:15 p.m., as a 2002 Ford Explorer, traveling eastbound near the Half Day Road exit, had a tire blowout.  After the blowout, the driver lost control and struck the right guardrail.

At the time of the accident, eight people were in the SUV.  Three people, including a 14-year-old girl, a 15-year-old girl, and 8-year-old boy, were ejected from the vehicle.  The 14-year-old girl was then struck by a semi truck.  She was declared dead at the accident scene by the Lake County Coroner’s Office.

The seven other people were taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville and Lake Forest Hospital for treatment of their accident injuries.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Lake County accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the June 7, 2015 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Police:  Girl, 14, killed in crash on Tri-State Tollway” as well as the June 8 Chicago Tribune article (with video) titled “Girl, 14, killed when SUV loses control on way home from Great America” and the June 8 Deerfield Patch article titled “14-Year-Old Chicago Girl Killed on Interstate 94 After SUV Loses Control.”

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