1 dead in 8-vehicle crash

November 21, 2009 8:47:10 AM PST
One person is dead and at least two others injured in an accident involving eight vehicles in south suburban Monee.It happened Friday night in the northbound lanes of I-57 near the Monee-Manhattan Road exit. Preliminary reports say the collision occurred after a semi-truck tractor trailer failed to observe a traffic stop.

One man was pronounced dead on the scene. Another man was airlifted to a hospital in critical condition. And another person is in serious condition.

The accident closed the northbound lanes of I-57 for more than five hours.


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