I-80 semi crash leaves 2 injured; Ring camera captures fiery collision

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Friday, January 21, 2022
Multi-vehicle crash causes serious injury, I-80 closures, ISP says
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A Grundy County car crash on the I-80 seriously injured one person and caused closures. Illinois State Police are investigating the traffic accident.

GRUNDY COUNTY, Ill. (WLS) -- A crash involving two semi-trucks on Interstate 80 Friday in Grundy County left two people injured, Illinois State Police said.

The crash, which happened shortly before 7 a.m. near mile marker 110 in the westbound lanes, left one person seriously injured. The person was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries, state police said. Another person was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

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Nearby Ring camera captured the moment of the collision that sent a fiery burst of flames into the air.

All lanes of the I-80 were closed at about 6:57 a.m. for investigation. Westbound traffic was diverted off at exit 112 and eastbound traffic was diverted off at Seneca Road. At approximately 9:55 a.m., eastbound lanes were opened and at approximately 1:30 p.m., all lanes were reopened.

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Police did not provide further information about the incident.