Eastbound I-80 reopened after Joliet crash; driver critically injured, 4 cows dead

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Cattle loose on I-80; EB lanes shut down near Joliet
Eastbound I-80 is shut down between Larkin and Houbolt as cattle run loose on the expressway following a crash.

JOLIET, Ill. (WLS) -- Eastbound lanes of I-80 are open again between Larkin and Houbolt road after a crash that seriously injured a driver and set cows running loose on the interstate.

Illinois State Police said the three-vehicle crash involved a cattle hauler. The driver of the hauler was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries, state police said. No other injuries were reported.

State police said four cows died in the crash; two had to be put down due to injuries, one died in the road and one died in the hauler.

Eastbound lanes reopened shortly after 9:30 p.m.