I-57 crash: Driver killed after hitting IDOT truck in Matteson; Worker injured

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Friday, June 3, 2022
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A driver was killed Thursday night after hitting an IDOT truck on I-57 in Matteson.

MATTESON, Ill. (WLS) -- A driver was killed after hitting an IDOT truck and injuring a worker on I-57 in south suburban Matteson Thursday night, authorities said.

IDOT was assisting after a crash at 8:30 p.m. in the northbound lanes of the expressway at Vollmer Road.

Shortly before 11:30 p.m. as IDOT was getting ready to re-open the road, authorities said the driver of a black Volkswagen sped through the area and hit an IDOT maintenance truck.

The driver of the Volkswagen was killed in the crash. Authorities have not released the driver's identity.

A second IDOT truck and another vehicle were involved in the crash, Illinois State Police said.

All northbound lanes of I-57 were closed after the crash and reopened around 4:30 a.m.