Interstate 90 Fatal Crash Victim Identity Released: Hai Qui, 38-year-old Male


Video of I-90 crash aftermath showing driver side impact on a Honda sedan by the school bus, followed by departure of a charter bus with University of Wisconsin-Madison students leaving the scene (Video submitted by passerby/VN).

An accident just east of Arlington Heights Road on I-90 killed a man named Hai Qiu, 38, from Rolling Meadows in his car when it collided with a school bus Saturday afternoon about 12:40 p.m. A First Student school bus was carrying students from the University of Wisconsin-Madison — only minor injuries reported from the bus.

A Mid-America charter bus was dispatched to the scene to transfer about twenty students from a German Club that was headed to Chicago for a German Market event. The students were taken off the tollway to a sheltered staging area.


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Illinois State Police have an investigation team on the scene. Hai Qui, the driver of the Honda, apparently lost control of his vehicle after he entered the curved on ramp to the eastbound lanes of I-90 from southbound Arlington Heights Road. Excessive speed and slick roads likely contributed to his vehicle sliding out of control, crossing all lanes into the path of the school bus in the left lane east of the Arlington Heights Road overpass.

Eastbound Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (formerly the Northwest Tollway) was backed up past Route 53 from Arlington Heights Road. Two other minor accidents with minor injuries were reported east and west of the first accident scene about 3:00 p.m. Saturday.