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North Chicago man killed after his stopped car was struck by semi-truck on I-94 near Lake Forest

A man was killed after his stopped vehicle was struck by a semi-truck on Interstate 94 westbound north of Half Day Road near Lake Forest on Thursday. | Photo: Google Street View.

A North Chicago man was killed Thursday evening after his stopped car was struck by a semi-truck on Interstate 94 near Lake Forest, police said.

The Deerfield-Bannockburn Fire Protection District, Lake Forest Fire Department and Illinois State Police responded around 8:10 p.m. Thursday to westbound Interstate 94 near mile marker 21.5.

The Illinois State Police initially received a 911 call for a disabled vehicle stopped in the right lane of I-94 near Half Day Road.

Police said that a preliminary investigation shows a 46-year-old North Chicago man driving a black 2018 Honda CR-V was stopped with no lights activated.

A red 2020 Mack truck tractor semi-trailer was traveling in the right lane on westbound I-94 when it rear-ended the stationary Honda, state police said.

The male driver in the Honda was found unresponsive by emergency crews and transported by ambulance to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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The driver of the semi-truck, a 67-year-old Chicago man, was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The left four lanes of Interstate 94 westbound were closed for the traffic crash investigation. All lanes were reopened by midnight.

It is unclear why the Honda was stopped in the roadway. Officials say the investigation is ongoing by the Illinois State Police.


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