One person died and two people were injured after a multi-vehicle crash Thursday on I-80/94 in Lake County.

At around 1:25 p.m., troopers were dispatched to the crash on I-80/94 eastbound at the Columbia Avenue overpass between Calumet Avenue and Indianapolis Boulevard. Preliminary investigation shows that a semi was traveling in the second lane from the left and was slowing in traffic. A Kia Sorento SUV that was either slowing or stopped behind that semi, was rear-ended by another semi at a high rate of speed.  This initial impact pushed the Kia underneath the trailer of the front semi. A third semi was also rear-ended as a result of the crash.

Police say a passenger in the Kia sustained fatal injuries at the scene.

The driver of the Kia and a child that was a passenger in the Kia were transported for treatment of potentially life-threatening injuries.

Identification of the deceased will be released by the Lake County Coroner’s Office after notification to family has been made.