Man Killed in One-Car Crash with Divider on Northbound Route 53/I-290 Near Woodfield, Schaumburg

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The driver of a red car was killed when he hit the express/local divider at northbound Route 53 near Woodfield early Thursday morning (More photos at

UPDATE: Driver identified as Jose J. Diaz-Rendon, 28, of Rolling Meadows, who was driving on a revoked license from a DUI conviction.

Schaumburg firefighter/paramedics and Illinois State Police responded about 5:40 a.m. Thursday to a report of a one-car crash with injuries, entrapment and the car on fire. Firefighter/paramedics arrived and reported the car was on fire. Firefighters extinguished the fire, but unfortunately reported they were working on a recovery with one male victim trapped in the car.

The red vehicle hit the express/local divider on northbound Route 53, just north of the Woodfield Road entrance ramp. The vehicle had extensive front-end damage and was burned. Firefighters covered the car with a blue tarp.

Northbound traffic was delayed for several hours. Illinois State Police are investigating the crash. Some lanes were still blocked as of 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

Illinois State police closed two local lanes down to one lane to keep vehicles clear of the crash. Debris projected forward from the car. A piece of the front fender and headlight assembly was projected about 100 yards forward from the impact site, and was resting in the center local lane (More photos at

Firefighters wait for the coroner to arrive and for Illinois State Police to complete their accident investigation (More photos at

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