Two fatal crashes within four miles on I-57

August 19, 2010 7:56:20 PM PDT
There were two deadly crashes within four miles of each other on Thursday along Interstate 57 near south suburban Peotone.

A fiery crash Thursday morning caused traffic delays after one semi truck slammed into the back of another.

One of the trucks caught fire in the southbound lanes around 9:45 a.m. on I-57 near mile marker 330.

At least one fatality was reported in the morning crash. Traffic southbound was backed up because of the accident.

The second accident happened Thursday night and involved three semis. One truck driver was killed in that crash.

There is no official word on the cause of either accident, but police on the scene say there are lane closures in the area because of construction.