Illinois semi accident, Chicago car accident result in fire fatalities

Two people were killed in a suburban Chicago car accident on Sunday night when a Porsche flipped over and caught fire after side-swiping a van near Naperville, the Chicago Breaking News Center reported.

The Porsche was westbound on I-88 when it struck the Dodge Caravan shortly after 11 p.m., according to Illinois State Police. The vehicle flipped at least twice before landing in a ditch and catching fire. Both occupants of the Porsche were killed. No one in the van was injured.

Two people were killed in an Illinois semi accident involving three tractor-trailers early Monday morning, WQAD reported.

The chain-reaction crash on I-70 near Highland happened after traffic began to slow due to another crash on the highway. Three semis and a pickup were involved. The two victims were inside a tractor-trailer that caught fire as a result of the impact. The first accident happened after a trailer lost its load and the cab and trailer separate from each other on the highway.

Several people were injured in a Chicago pedestrian accident on Saturday night, the Southtown Star reported.

The accident happened about 7 p.m. when a car struck several victims as they walking near Schilling Avenue and West 15th Street, according to the Chicago Heights Police Department.

Through Sunday, a total of 449 fatal Illinois traffic accidents have claimed 293 lives. A total of 553 people died in traffic accidents during the same period last year.

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