Fatal Chicago auto accident caused by wrong way driver

A Chicago, Illinois car accident that was caused by a wrong-way driver on I-55 has left one person dead and another injured, according to the Chicago Tribune. The woman killed was a 38 year old North Side resident.

The car crash happened in the northbound lanes of the Stevenson early Saturday morning near South Halsted Street. The female victim was a passenger in a northbound Toyota that was struck by a driver of an Audi headed the wrong direction, according to the Illinois State Police.

The Chicago Fire Department had to remove her from the car and transport her to Northwester Memorial Hospital, where she was pronounced dead a short time later. The driver of the Toyota was also taken to Northwestern.

The wrong way driver was arrested after the accident, but what he will be charged with has not yet been reported. It has also not been disclosed if drugs or alcohol played a role.

Click here to see an accident photo at ABC News.

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