Off-duty police officer involved in fatal weekend Chicago car accident

An off-duty suburban police officer was being questioned Monday morning in the aftermath of a three-car fatal Chicago car accident on the inbound Stevenson Expressway that closed the roadway for more than five yours overnight, according to the Chicago Breaking News Center.

The Tribune reported that alcohol may have played a role in the crash and that the injured officer was given a blood-alcohol test and admitted to Mt. Sinai Hospital in good condition. State police said representatives of the state’s attorney’s office were there to consider charges.

A 29-year-old South Wentworth Avenue man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 10:16 p.m.

The crash occurred at about 9:30 p.m. Sunday west of Cicero Avenue, when a southbound vehicle lost control on the Expressway, swerved across the median into northbound traffic, where it rolled over and struck two cars, according to Illinois State Police.

CBS2 reported the officer is from southwest suburban Lockport and may have suffered lacerations on his face and head, and possibly a broken pelvis.

Inbound I-55 was closed for five hours while officials made measurements and took photographs as part of their investigation.

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