Tri-State Tollway crash: 1 killed after 2 semis crash on I-294 south of I-5

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.

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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.
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