54-vehicle crash stops part of Kennedy Expressway near North Avenue – CBS Chicago

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CHICAGO (CBS) – Snowy and slippery conditions resulted in a multiple vehicle accident on the Kennedy Expressway Wednesday morning.

According to the Chicago Fire Department, approximately 54 vehicles are involved in the accident.

Fourteen people were transported to local hospitals and another 32 were assessed. Not all injuries reported were fatal.

The multiple vehicle accident occurred on the incoming Kennedy near North Avenue.

Officials attributed the cause of the accident to “weak motorway traction” and excessive speeding by drivers.

Illinois Department of Transportation officials have said the highway areas could be closed for more than 2 hours.

This is a developing story.



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