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Man Killed In I-80 Crash Near Seneca

Posted by wlpo on March 2, 2013

A man delivering medical supplies to Spring Valley is dead after a wrong-way crash.

The Grundy County Coroner’s Office says 66-year old Abed Bader of Bridgeview was killed after being hit by a wrong-way driver on Interstate 80 just after midnight this morning near Seneca.  Investigators think Bader was heading east on I-80 back to his home in Bridgeview after stopping in Spring Valley when an unidentified wrong-way driver hit him head on.  Bader came to a stop eastbound I-80 and was then hit by a semi.  Bader’s car was shoved 200 feet down the interstate before stopping in the median.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers have not released the name of the wrong-way driver who survived the crash.  Grundy County Coroner John Callahan described the crash as violent, saying it took an hour to remove Bader from his crumpled car.

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