WB I-80 reopens after fatal semi collision at I-55

April 10, 2013 8:18:58 AM PDT
Two semi-trucks collided on Interstate 80 early Wednesday, killing one of the drivers and temporarily closing the expressway to westbound traffic in Joliet, state police said.

The two tractor-trailers were traveling near Houbolt Road when they collided about 3:42 a.m., said Illinois State Police Sgt. R.A. Caves.

A truck?tractor pulling a semi-trailer was traveling on the ramp from Houbolt Rd. to westbound I-80 when, for unknown reasons, was struck by a truck-tractor semi-trailer that was traveling on I-80 westbound.

One of the truck drivers was killed in the collision. Two people suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Motorists were redirected along a detour route on Route 6 while the westbound lanes were closed for a crash investigation, state police said.

No one had been cited for the crash as of 5 a.m. Wednesday.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.