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

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.
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