Cook Co. Crash Report: 4-vehicle chain-reaction crash on I-294 SB in Des Plaines kills 1

Crash Report – I-294 SB near Golf Rd,

     Des Plaines, IL 


Report ID: 2024 June 7

NCIC#: Unknown

OFFICER ID#: Unknown

Traffic Unit(s) Involved: 4

Occupants: At least 3

Injuries/Fatalities: Yes

Vehicle Damage (If Any): Yes

Property Damage (other than vehicles): Unknown

Road Surface Condition: Unknown

Manner of Crash Impact (Single Vehicle, Angle, Left Turn, Rear-End, Head-On, Sideswipe, U-Turn, Other, Unknown): Rear-end; chain-reaction

Location of Pedestrian/Cyclist (If Any): N/A


DES PLAINES, IL – A 76-year-old woman died Friday in a four-vehicle crash along the interstate in northern Cook County.

The incident occurred just before 4 p.m. on the southbound side of I-294 near Gold Road, which is on the north side of Des Plaines.

Police haven’t shared any details regarding the cause of the accident. They say that four vehicles collided in a chain-reaction, killing one of the drivers at the scene. Authorities identified her as Bernice Pawilan.

Medics transported three other people to the hospital with unspecified injuries.

A full investigation is underway.

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