Illinois State Police Ask For Help After I-57 Road Rage Incident Goes Viral

Mike Krauser
September 27, 2019 - 1:39 pm

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Illinois State Police are looking for witnesses to an apparent road rage incident that occurred on inbound I-57 during Thursday’s morning rush hour involving three women.  

Police responded around 7:13 a.m. Thursday to the area of I-57 northbound at Halsted Street due to reports of a fight in progress, but upon arrival did not locate any involved parties or witnesses on scene.

A video, shot by another driver on I-57, has circulated through social media platforms. It shows a woman in a car in the center lane, swinging a bat at a Hyundai in the left lane, appearing to be using it to let the driver know she intends to get in front of her.

The woman does cut in front of the other woman, then gets out of the car and swings the bat again at the Hyundia.  

A second passenger in the Hyundia gets out and pulls the woman with the bat out of her car and the two started brawling on the shoulder of the interstate, punching and pulling hair. The driver, who appears to be an older female, gets out of the car and gets involved in the fight as well. She is seen getting the bat from the other woman's car and appears poised to swing it, before the video ends. 

Illinois State Police are aware of the video. An investigation into this incident is currently open and ongoing.

Anyone who witnessed this altercation or has any knowledge of the incident is asked to contact the ISP at 847-294-4400. Callers can remain anonymous

WBBM Newsradio has blurred out the license plates in the video, for the privacy of drivers.