1 injured in I-80 crash in Joliet; lanes reopen

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Friday, June 21, 2024
1 injured in I-80 crash in Joliet; westbound lanes closed in area
A Joliet crash closed some I-80 lanes at Briggs Street; 1 person was injured, Illinois State Police Thursday.

JOLIET, Ill. (WLS) -- Some lanes were shut down on Interstate 80 in Joliet, after a crash involving a semitrailer and another vehicle, Illinois State Police said Thursday afternoon.

The crash took place just after 1 p.m. on westbound I-80 west of Briggs Street, state police said.

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The driver of the truck changed lanes and hit the car, before hitting the concrete median, police said.

The truck driver was ejected, and taken to a nearby hospital with injuries. The extent of the injuries was not immediately clear.

The other driver was not injured.

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Illinois State Police said on X, formerly known as Twitter, just before 9:45 p.m. that all lanes had reopened.