1 Dead After Fiery Crash On I-55

Chicago News

CHICAGO (CBS)– One person died and two others were injured after a fiery crash on I-55 at Damen Avenue early Sunday morning.

According to Illinois State Police, a vehicle with three passengers was struck from behind, causing a fire. Three of the four occupants were removed from the vehicle just after 3:30 a.m.

The fourth passenger, a female sitting in the rear passenger seat, was unable to be removed from the car and is deceased.

A family member told CBS 2 her brother was in an Uber with friends when his vehicle was struck and burst into flames. The family member said her brother was able to save the Uber driver and his female friend, but not the third female in the car.

The family member told CBS 2 the deceased woman was celebrating her 23rd birthday.

Police said, the driver and passenger of the offending vehicle were transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.

This is a developing story.

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