One dead after Illinois military vehicle crashed on I-90

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Published: Mar. 26, 2018 at 7:53 AM CDT
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A man is dead after an Illinois National Guard military car crashed heading eastbound on I-90 near the Riverside Blvd. exit just after 11 a.m. on Sunday.

Police say there were two men in the car at the time of the crash. Both were transported to OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center. The passenger was pronounced dead at OSF while the driver is in critical condition.

Winnebago County Coroner William Hintz says the passenger is a 30-year-old man from the Chicagoland area. An autopsy is pending with the Corner's office.

Illinois State Police say the military car was traveling from Fort McCoy in Wisconsin to Chicago. The car was part of the 1st Battalion of the 178th Infantry located in Chicago.

Police say the military car swerved off the road and rolled over into a ditch. Police tell our sister station in Illinois, 23 News, a different car may have cut the military vehicle off, causing it to run off the road.

Police are investigating the crash and interviewing witnesses. Traffic was slowed for several hours while crews cleared the scene.