COUNTRYSIDE, Ill. (WLS) -- One man was killed and a woman was injured after two semi-trucks were involved in a crash on the Tri-State Tollway Wednesday morning in the southwest suburbs, Illinois State Police said.
The crash occurred in the southbound lanes of the Tri-State Tollway near 5th Avenue just south of I-55 at about 1:45 a.m. Police said one of the semis was stopped due to construction when it was rear-ended by the other semi-truck.
The driver of one of the trucks, a 68-year-old man from Montgomery, Illinois, was pronounced dead at the scene. The other driver, a 54-year-old Pennsylvania woman, was transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Police are investigating the crash. All southbound lanes were blocked and were being diverted to either the outbound or inbound Stevenson Expressway, causing significant delays. By about 7 a.m.., lanes were back open again.