LINCOLNSHIRE — A Kewanee man was killed Sunday in an automobile accident north of Chicago, according to authorities.
Kevin Perez, 21, was a passenger in one of two vehicles involved in the accident, which took place about 12:45 p.m. on westbound Interstate 94 near Half Day Road in Lincolnshire.
According to the Illinois State Police, a Toyota Camry was weaving at high speed on the Tri-State Tollway when the driver lost control and struck a Honda CRV traveling in the same direction.
The Camry overturned and rolled several times before it came to rest in the left shoulder. The disabled CRV blocked the middle and right lane of the three-lane highway.
Of three Camry occupants, the driver and Perez were ejected. Perez was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the state police.
The driver, a 25-year-old man from the Chicago suburb of Berkeley, was transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Another Camry passenger, an 18-year-old woman from Addison, sustained serious injuries and was transported to a hospital after she was freed from the car.
Among the three CRV occupants, two received hospital attention for non-serious injuries and one was uninjured. All were from Chicago.
The accident closed until about 5 p.m. the westbound interstate in that area.