Wrong Way Driver Crash Shuts Down Lake Shore Drive For Hours
A wrong way driver caused a major crash killing two people and closing down the southbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive early Friday morning.
According to DNA Info Chicago, around 4 AM, a possibly drunk driver entered the southbound lanes of LSD at La Salle Street and ended up striking two other vehicles between Belmont and Diversey around 4 AM Friday.
The southbound lanes were subsequently closed to investigate the crash. However, the closure causes major rush hour delays all over the city’s Northside.
With traffic unable to gain access to Lake Shore Drive, traffic backed up for blocks and in some cases miles along both major arteries and side streets.
Lake Shore Drive was re-opened around 9 AM.
The driver of the wrong way vehicle survived and was hospitalized.
Here’s DNA Info Chicago’s full story, “Wrong-Way Driver Caused Fatal Lake Shore Drive Crash, Cops Say.”
UPDATE: Saturday, an off duty police officer from suburban North Chicago was criminally charged in connection with this fatal car crash according to DNA Info Chicago.