A 15-year-old boy from Crystal Lake has been identified as one of two victims killed after their car struck a deer and another car slammed into the rear of them on Interstate 90 near Hoffman Estates Monday morning.
The Illinois State Police said that District 15 troopers responded to a call of a two-vehicle crash on westbound I-90 at mile marker 59.25 in Cook County around 1:45 a.m. Monday.
A white 2006 Pontiac was traveling westbound on I-90 when it struck a deer and began to slow down, state police said.
The Pontiac was in lane two and began to change lanes to merge onto the right shoulder.
A black 1992 Chevrolet Blazer attempted to slow down and avoid the Pontiac but it was unable to and rear-ended it.
The driver of the Pontiac, a 40-year-old Chicago woman, was transported to a local area hospital with serious injuries.
The driver of the Chevrolet, a 32-year-old man from Fort Stewart, Georgia, was also transported to a local area hospital with serious injuries.
Two passengers in the Pontiac, a 15-year-old boy and a 51-year-old Chicago woman, were both transported to local area hospitals with life-threatening injuries where they died from their injuries.
The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the 15-year-old boy as Carlos Fajardo, of Crystal Lake. The second victim has not been identified yet.
All westbound lanes of Interstate 90 and the ramps from Route 59 to westbound Interstate 90 were closed around 2 a.m. for a traffic crash investigation.
All lanes westbound lanes of Interstate 90 were reopened around 4 a.m. and the ramps were reopened around 6 a.m., state police said.
No charges have been filed yet pending the investigation.