1 dead in multi-semi crash in Minooka

June 23, 2009 4:25:03 AM PDT
An accident involving four semi tractor-trailers closed down all eastbound lanes of I-80 west of I-55 for more than eight hours Monday. On Monday evening, traffic was being diverted at Route 47. Westbound lanes were also backed up.

One person was killed in the crash. A second person was taken to a Joliet hospital.

On Monday evening, officials were working to clear the scene. The cleanup was expected to take a few hours.The trucks dropped grain and steel piping on the roadway. And severe damage to the vehicles hampered the effort.