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Wrong-way driver collides with semi, fuel spills on Skyway

A wrong-way driver crashed her vehicle insemi truck Chicago Skyway early Thursday. | NVP News video

A wrong-way driver crashed her vehicle into a semi truck on the Chicago Skyway early Thursday. | NVP News video

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Updated: March 13, 2014 7:25AM



A wrong-way driver collided with a semi truck early Thursday on the Chicago Skyway (I-90), spilling diesel fuel and closing all southbound lanes for more than an hour on the South Side.

A female driving in a black Infinity northbound in the southbound lanes of the Skyway crashed with the semi about 1:30 a.m. near 76th Street, said police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer.

The truck spilled diesel fuel, causing a HazMat situation that temporarily closed all southbound lanes, Greer said. The expressway was reopened about 2:55 a.m.

The female was taken with non-life-threatening injuries to Advocate Trinity Hospital, where she was listed in “stable” condition, Greer said.

The male driver of the semi also suffered non-life-threatening injuries, and was listed in “stable” condition at Trinity Hospital, Greer said.

It was not immediately known whether drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash, but citations are pending against the female driver, Greer said.

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