I-55 reopens after crash south of I-80 involving 2 semi-trucks

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Wednesday, October 19, 2022
I-55 crash in Will County blocks SB lanes to traffic
Traffic on I-55 is blocked south of I-80 after a crash involving two semi-trucks in Will County Wednesday morning.

WILL COUNTY, Ill. (WLS) -- The southbound lanes of I-55 south of I-80 reopened Wednesday afternoon hours after a crash involving two semi-trucks in Will County Wednesday morning.

The crash occurred in the southbound lanes of I-55 just south of I-80. All lanes of southbound I-55 were shut down from the crash. The lanes reopened Wednesday afternoon.

Illinois State Police responded to the crash at about 5:28 a.m. Police said one of the semi-trucks was parked on the right shoulder when it was hit by another semi-truck.

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The crash caused the trucks to spill fuel, water bottles and soybeans onto the roadway.

One of the truck drivers was transported to the hospital with minor injuries, police said.

Traffic is being detoured onto I-80. To get around the crash, motorists can get off I-55 at US 52 and go east and take that to Southbound Houbolt to US 6 East and get back on I-55.