Illinois State Police said a semi was traveling on the I-355 southbound ramp to I-80 eastbound when the truck's load shifted, causing it to overturn and fall off the ramp around 4 p.m. in New Lenox.
A tractor-trailer rolled over the concrete barrier on the right shoulder in this single-vehicle crash. The driver was ejected from the semi and pronounced dead on the scene. A passenger was taken to a hospital.
The driver has been identified to the Will County Coroner's Office as 33-year-old Serghei Balint, of downstate Ewing.
The ramp reopened at about 8:40 p.m.
Sun-Times Media Wire contributed tot his report