Early Morning Crash Kills One in Southern Lake County

(Deerfield, IL) An early morning crash in southern Lake County left one person dead. Illinois State Police say the crash took place just before 2:30 Tuesday morning on the northbound I-294 ramp to Lake-Cook Road in Deerfield. A FedEx truck was said to leave the roadway, striking a guard rail and bursting into flames. The driver of the truck was ejected upon impact, and was later pronounced dead at an area hospital. He has not been identified at this point. The exit ramp was closed through the morning rush hour. An investigation into the crash is ongoing.

Tim Vander Tuuk, WLIP News (2-27-24)