A Vernon Township man was killed following a three-car collision at about 6:45 a.m. Sunday on I-294 near Lake Cook Road in Deerfield. Police are trying to determine what caused the death of Cesar Salas, 39, of Prairie View, who rear-ended a tow truck, reported the Daily Herald.
The tow truck driver reportedly exited his vehicle to speak to Salas when a taxi carrying two passengers struck Salas's car and spun out. The taxi then struck the tow truck driver who was standing in the road. He did not sustain life-threatening injuries, reported the Chicago Tribune, which has a photo of the taxi.
It is unclear whether Salas suffered a medical issue or succumbed to the impact of rear-ending the tow truck or died from the collision with the taxi, according to the Daily Herald.
Four people were taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries. An autopsy on Salas was scheduled for Monday, reported the Lake County News-Sun.