Illinois State Police and Glenview firefighter/paramedics responded about 10:45 p.m. Saturday to a rollover crash on the southbound Tri-State (Interstate 294) south of Willow Road. Rescuers received a report that a vehicle rolled over “two or three times” during the crash. A witness also reported CPR was underway on the roadway. The crash occurred exactly at the 47 Mile Marker sign.
There was also report of a second victim — a female — another one-half mile south of the first crash scene, but this was apparently misinformation. One person is confirmed dead after being ejected from a vehicle. The victim, identified as Danielle M. Pisterzi, 21-years-old of Chicago, was transported to Level I Trauma Center Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. She was pronounced dead at 11:52 p.m. Saturday.
Initially police and firefighters received a report that a child was in the roadway. There appeared to be some confusion in dark conditions with several uninjured people standing near the crash scene. Only one victim was transported to a hospital from the scene.
Southbound I-294 was entirely shut down at Willow Road. All traffic was required to exit at Willow Road. Vehicles that were blocked by the crash, and were already south of Willow Road, were diverted back north in the southbound lanes to leave an exit at Willow Road.
An extended accident investigation was underway overnight. Southbound I-294 re-opened at about 4:00 a.m.
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