Illinois State police and Northbrook firefighter/paramedics responded about 4:46 PM Saturday January 12, 2019 to a report of a multi-vehicle crash with injuries 42.111878, -87.869156 (NB Tri-State and Willow Road Northbrook, Il) . Police and firefighter/paramedics initially received a report of a crash with injuries with five to eight vehicles involved. Northbrook Engine 10’s crew on arrival by 4:53 pm reported a pedestrian down with life-threatening injuries. One Illinois State Police trooper was transported to Glenbrook Hospital. A nurse that was at the scene of the crash worked to help the Illinois Police State Trooper with CPR after he was hit by a Jeep. The driver of the Jeep is reported to have failed to slow down near the existing crash scene. Initially there was no official report on the condition of the Illinois State Trooper at the hospital.
Illinois State Police Notification
Oakbrook, IL – An Illinois State Police District 15 Trooper was on the scene of a traffic crash on I-294 northbound at milepost 49.25. Preliminary information is he was struck by a vehicle while investigating the crash. The left two lanes of the roadway are blocked by Fire EMS. More information will be provided when available.
The northbound Tri-State was initially shut down at Willow Road. The crash was located near the inside lane J-Wall. At 7:50 p.m. the tollway remained obstructed by an ongoing crash investigation.
There is an extended crash investigation ongoing where the crash is located on a slight curve just north of Willow Road on the Tri-State Tollway.
This is an unofficial report with no details confirmed by authorities. Cardinal News and other Chicago media sources are awaiting official notification from the Illinois State Police, which is expected to hold a press conference about 9:30 p.m.
The crash was also reported on Waze.
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