1 injured in truck crash, fire on I-294 at St. Charles Road near Berkeley

BERKELEY, Ill. (WLS) -- A fiery truck crash closed lanes near St. Charles Road for a few hours in northwest suburban Berkeley Monday night.

Illinois State Police said a semi truck struck a broken down and empty passenger bus that was parked on the right shoulder of I-294 when it drifted to the right. The truck then burst into flames. Both vehicles were eventually engulfed in flames.

Police said the 37-year-old woman driving the truck, which was carrying paper products, sustained a minor injury to her leg. There were no further injuries.

The crash happened just before 7 p.m.

The lane closures caused extensive traffic delays, but all lanes were back open Tuesday morning.
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