Six hurt in I-90 crash Sunday near Arlington Heights

 
 
Updated 2/21/2022 7:49 PM

Two small children were among six people injured in a three-vehicle crash late Sunday night on westbound Interstate 90 near Arlington Heights.

Justin A. Cook, 30, of Chicago is charged with driving under the influence of drugs, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, improper lane usage and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident in the crash that happened about 10:30 p.m.

 

Illinois State Police said Cook was driving a 2020 Chevrolet Colorado west on I-90 near the Route 53 junction when his vehicle rear-ended a 2007 Pontiac G6 that was stopped in the left shoulder of the road. The impact propelled the Pontiac into the concrete barrier and then into the left lane of I-90. Cook's pickup also careened into the left lane of traffic.

An oncoming 2018 Nissan Rogue driven by a 48-year-old Roselle man could not stop and collided with Cook's pickup, police said.

The driver of the Rogue and his passenger, a 41-year-old man from Roselle, were both taken to the hospital with what state police described as "minor injuries."

Four passengers in the Pontiac, all from Wisconsin, also were taken to a hospital with minor injuries, state police said. That includes a 1-year-old boy and a 3-year-old boy.

Cook and the driver of the Pontiac were not injured, state police said.

The conditions of those transported to hospitals was not available Monday.

It is also unknown when Cook is scheduled to appear in court.

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