Car Kills Man Helping Stranded Relative On I-57

Sun-Times Media Wire
February 28, 2020 - 7:50 am

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COUNTRY CLUB HILLS, ILL. (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A man was killed and another seriously injured Thursday while refilling the gas tank of a relative’s car on Intersate 57 in the south suburbs, according to the Illinois State Police. 

A 43-year-old woman’s black Pontiac ran out of gas Thursday morning on the ramp from northbound I-57 to westbound I-80, state police said.

She called her relatives, who met her on the expressway shoulder about 7 a.m., state police said.

While they refilled the tank, a 26-year-old woman driving a 2014 white Acura sedan veered to avoid another car and crashed into the Pontiac and the two male relatives, state police said. The woman was uninjured.

Both men were taken in serious condition to hospitals, where 52-year-old Gregory Campbell was pronounced dead, state police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

All northbound lanes of I-57 were shut down at I-80 until about 10:10 a.m., according to state police.

The driver who struck them stayed at the scene and has been cooperative, state police said.

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