CHICAGO — An alcohol-fueled rollover crash on Interstate 57 in Washington Heights sent eight people to hospitals Sunday night, including baby twins, Illinois State Police said.
The 22-year-old mother of some of the children in the minivan, who was driving drunk, struck the van against guardrails in the southbound lanes of I-57 near 111th Street about 9:20 p.m., according to the Chicago Fire Department and State Police Master Sgt. Jason LoCoco.
The minivan rolled over, hurting two adults and six children, LoCoco said.
Eight-month-old twin girls were among those injured, and the other children are ages 2, 4, 5 and 7, LoCoco said.
Initially, one of the 8-month-old twins was listed in critical condition, and the other was in serious condition, LoCoco said. An adult was in serious condition as was one of the other children, LoCoco said.
The Chicago Fire Department took the injured to Advocate Christ Medical Center, Little Company of Mary Hospital and the University of Chicago.
All the victims were in "stable" condition as of Monday morning, LoCoco said.
The driver is facing DUI and child endangerment charges, LoCoco said, though state police were not releasing her identity Monday morning.