3 killed in wrong-way crash on I-55

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CHICAGO (WLS) -- Three radical were killed successful a wrong-way clang connected the Stevenson Expressway connected Chicago's Southwest Side Friday morning, Illinois State Police said.

Police responded to the clang involving a car and an SUV successful the outbound lanes of I-55 adjacent Cicero Avenue astatine astir 12:35 a.m.

Police said 2 women were driving the incorrect mode connected the expressway successful a Hyundai sedan erstwhile they collided with a antheral driving southbound successful his Toyota SUV. All 3 were pronounced dormant astatine the scene.

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Two of the victims person been identified to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office arsenic Khalid Jaber, 54, of Oak Lawn and Rella Ellise Norey, 26, of Chicago.

No 1 other was successful the vehicles, constabulary said.

Jaber's household said helium leaves down 5 kids and respective relatives.

"Khalid was the astir gentle soul," Jaber's household said successful a statement. "The top lad to his parents, loving hubby to his woman and doting begetter to his children to whom helium was their world. Khalid was the backbone of his family. Khalid was unparalleled successful his kindness and generosity to others. He went retired of his mode to assistance whomever helium could. Always smiling ever happy. This is simply a devastating and earth-shattering nonaccomplishment to america all. We are immensely saddened. His nonaccomplishment creates a void successful the lives of each helium touched which cannot ever beryllium filled."

All outbound lanes of the Stevenson Expressway were closed astatine Cicero portion constabulary investigated. Lanes reopened soon aft 5:30 a.m.

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