Wrong-way driver collides with semi, fuel spills on Skyway
BY ASHLEE REZIN Staff Reporter March 13, 2014 3:58AM
A wrong-way driver crashed her vehicle into a semi truck on the Chicago Skyway early Thursday. | NVP News video
Updated: March 13, 2014 7:25AM
A wrong-way driver collided with a semi truck early Thursday on the Chicago Skyway (I-90), spilling diesel fuel and closing all southbound lanes for more than an hour on the South Side.
A female driving in a black Infinity northbound in the southbound lanes of the Skyway crashed with the semi about 1:30 a.m. near 76th Street, said police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer.
The truck spilled diesel fuel, causing a HazMat situation that temporarily closed all southbound lanes, Greer said. The expressway was reopened about 2:55 a.m.
The female was taken with non-life-threatening injuries to Advocate Trinity Hospital, where she was listed in “stable” condition, Greer said.
The male driver of the semi also suffered non-life-threatening injuries, and was listed in “stable” condition at Trinity Hospital, Greer said.
It was not immediately known whether drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash, but citations are pending against the female driver, Greer said.