Semi crashes into gas station in Momence after driver suffers medical emergency, sheriff says

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Saturday, June 8, 2024
Semi crashes into gas station in south suburbs: sheriff
A semi crashed through the wall of a Momence BP gas station Friday on North Dixie Highway, the Kankakee County sheriff said.

MOMENCE, Ill. (WLS) -- A semi truck crashed into a gas station Friday in the south suburbs.

The crash happened in the afternoon at the BP in Momence, located at 807 N. Dixie Hwy., after the driver of the semi suffered a medical emergency, the Kankakee County Sheriff's Department said.

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A hazmat response was called after the truck was leaking oil, Momence fire officials said, and people are urged to avoid the area.

The driver of the semi was the only person reported injured. Two people who were in the gas station at the time of the crash were not injured.

He was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries, authorities said.

No further information was immediately available.