Wine spills onto Bishop Ford Freeway on Far South Side after 2 semis crash

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Wine spills on Bishop Ford after 2 semis crash
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Wine spilled onto the Bishop Ford Freeway Tuesday morning after two semi-trucks crashed.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Two semi-trucks crashed in the inbound lanes of the Bishop Ford Freeway on the Far South Side Tuesday morning, resulting in cases of wine being spilled along the roadway.

The crash occurred near 130th Street at about 12:30 a.m.

The trailer of one of the trucks carrying 40,000 pounds of bottles of wine spilled open. About one quarter of the load spilled onto the roadway, IDOT minutemen on the scene said.

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One person had minor injuries as a result of the crash, Illinois State Police said.

The two right lanes of the Bishop Ford were closed as crews cleaned up after the crash. Lanes reopened around 6 a.m.

Authorities towing the trailers from the crash traveled along the shoulder of the southbound lanes before exiting at Dolton Road.

Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report