The Chicago Tribune is reporting on the death Friday evening of a workman on a construction site having to do with the Tri-State Tollway. The accident location was close to Rosemont.
According to the Illinois State Police, the construction worker was 61 year old Frank Caputo. He was a resident of Bartlett, as revealed by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
The exact location where the tragedy occurred was where two lanes were made off-limits for construction activity on northbound I-294, near milepost 41.
As authorities relate, a black Infiniti, ran into the closed off construction area and hit Caputo at approximately 10:15 p.m. Out of control, the Infinity proceeded to smash into a parked, unoccupied white van.
The driver of the Infiniti and Caputo were both received by Lutheran General Hospital. The driver is said to have suffered non-life threatening injuries.
Caputo was declared deceased at the hospital just before 11 p.m.
The accident investigation is presumed to be ongoing.
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