I-294 traffic: 1 killed after 2 semi-trailers crash on Tri-State Tollway near Roberts Road

HICKORY HILLS, Ill. (WLS) -- One person has died after a semi-trailer rear-ended another semi-trailer on the northbound Tri-State Tollway Tuesday morning, causing several lanes to be blocked to traffic for hours, Illinois State Police said.

The crash occurred at about 3:46 a.m. near Roberts Road south of the 83rd Street Toll Plaza. Illinois State Police said the driver of one of the semis, a 41-year-old man from Plano, died in the crash.

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Traffic was orginally being diverted at 95th Street. Lane closures remained in effect for hours after the crash.

The circumstances surrounding the accident and further details on the person who was killed were not immediately available.
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