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Driver killed after car slams into back of semi on Eisenhower Expressway in Chicago's west suburbs

Car slams into back of truck on Eisenhower Expressway
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OAK PARK, Ill. (CBS) -- A driver was killed after their car slammed into the back of a semi-tractor trailer on the Eisenhower Expressway in Oak Park Thursday night.

The crash happened around 7:39 p.m. on the westbound Eisenhower near Oak Park Avenue.

At the scene, a mangled 2008 Ford Edge was seen wedged under the trailer of a semi-truck on the shoulder. Oak Park police and fire crews were on the scene.

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The Oak Park Fire Department said it was working to extricate one occupant from the Ford that hit the truck, which was parked on the right side of the road at the time of the crash.

Illinois State Police said the driver of the Ford was pronounced dead at the scene and the driver of the semi was not hurt. 

All lanes were closed on the westbound Eisenhower at Oak Park Avenue following the crash. All lanes later reopened around 1:30 a.m.

No further information was immediately available. 

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