In Chicago, Illinois, high speeds of 90 mph may have lead to a bad auto accident on the Dan Ryan Expressway early this morning, according to WLS TV. Further, a firefighter was injured while responding to the accident.
The car accident took place just before 2 a.m. when a car traveling at a high rate of speed northbound near 75th Street flipped and went up onto a side wall. There were four occupants in the car, and the driver and front seat passenger were ejected from the vehicle. The driver, a male from Chicago in his 30s was killed in the wreck.
Shortly after the accident, a Chicago Fire Department fire truck that rushed to the scene was hit by a driver that may have been intoxicated. The fire truck was parked with all of its emergency lights on when a driver exiting at 71st street struck the front of the truck. A firefighter was injured in that 2nd crash and was taken to an area hospital.
The Illinois State Police are handling the accident investigation. The surviving passengers of the first accident were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn with serious injuries.
The driver that hit the fire truck was taken into custody by the Illinois State Police. He has been ticketed under Scott’s Law for not keeping clear of emergency vehicles.