1 injured after semi-trailer, motorcycle catch fire on I-80 in Joliet area

A semi-trailer and motorcycle both caught fire after a crash on I-80 in the Joliet area Wednesday morning.

Initially, all eastbound lanes of I-80 were blocked between Richards and Briggs streets. By around 7:30 a.m., just the right lane was blocked and traffic was getting through in the left lane and both lanes were back open after noon.

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Chopper 7HD flew overhead as authorities responded. By, 6:30 a.m., the fire in the trailer was extinguished and the cab was disconnected from the trailer.

Illinois State Police said one person was seriously injured and transported to a hospital.
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