Young woman killed in a Chicago car crash on I-94

Woman killed in a Chicago car crash on I-94

Last updated Friday, May 12th, 2023

Woman killed in a Chicago car crash on I-94

A woman was killed in a tragic Chicago car crash Wednesday, May 10 morning. Illinois State Police reported the three-car accident on the outbound Dan Ryan at 95th Street, south of I-94, at about 12:30 AM.  

Based on initial reports, all three vehicles – a blue Ford Escape, a black Ford Escape, and a beige Nissan Altima – were driving southbound when the black Ford and the Altima had to slow down as there as there was a collision ahead. The blue Ford failed to slow down quickly enough and slammed into the Altima. Due to the powerful impact, the Altima crashed into the black Ford before crashing into the concrete median on the left.

Altima’s driver, identified later as Lataya L. Lyons, 20, of Gary, Indiana, was taken to the hospital, but she died soon after arrival. The driver of the blue Ford Escape, a 49-year-old woman from Homewood, Illinois, went to an area hospital with minor injuries. The police gave her a citation for driving too fast. Black Escape’s driver, a 71-year-old man from Chicago, did not suffer any injuries.

The Illinois State Police is investigating the crash and will release more information once it becomes available.

We extend our deepest condolences to the Lyons family during this difficult time.

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I-94 remains one of the most dangerous streets in Chicago for car accidents. Illinois has experienced a rise in crash-related deaths since 2019, when there were 1,010 fatalities in 938 crashes. In 2022, there were 1,334 fatalities in 1,210 car accidents in Chicago.

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