Tri-State Tollway crash: Semi overturns on I-294 blocking SB near SW Highway

ByABC 7 Chicago Digital Team via WLS logo
Thursday, April 30, 2020
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A crash involving an overturned semi has led to lane closures on the Tri-State Tollway in the south suburbs Thursday morning.

CHICAGO RIDGE, Ill. (WLS) -- A semi crashed and overturned on the Tri-State Tollway Thursday morning int he south suburbs.

The crash occurred in the southbound lanes of I-294 near Southwest Highway. The semi was turned onto its side after it apparently hit a wooden sound barrier wall, leading to debris to be scattered on the roadway.

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It is not known if there were any injuries. The semi was not pulling a trailer.

The crash has forced traffic to get by on the shoulder, creating a back of one to two miles.By 7 a.m., two lanes of traffic were opened up as the semi was moved to the side of the road and by 8:30 a.m., all lanes were back open.