Chicago highway crash involves nearly 60 cars, 14 brought to hospitals

The crash was blamed on low traction as Chicago experiences April snow.
Image: Approximately 50 cars were involved in a pile-up crash in Chicago on April 15, 2020.
Approximately 50 cars were involved in a pile-up crash in Chicago on April 15, 2020.WMAQ

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By Ben Kesslen

Fourteen people were brought to Chicago's hospitals Wednesday morning after dozens of cars were involved in an early morning highway pile-up, the city’s fire department said

The multi-car crash on the Kennedy Expressway involved almost 60 cars, the city’s fire department said, tweeting that it responded to the scene at around 5:45 a.m.

Initial reports indicate low traction on the highway caused the crash, and pictures from the scene show cars with snow on them as Chicago experiences cold weather.

Fourteen people were transported to three different hospitals, but none of the injuries listed are life-threatening, according to the Chicago Fire Department. 45 others were evaluated and opted not to be transported, the department said on Twitter.

Chicago Fire is asking residents to avoid the Kennedy Expressway and said they should expect more incidents are low traction continues throughout the city on Wednesday.