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Semi crash on I-80 slowing traffic in Will County

NEW LENOX TWP. -- Two people were injured and traffic was stopped for over an hour when a semi truck crossed the into oncoming lanes on I-80, causing a crash in the southwest suburbs Monday morning.

The crash occurred on eastbound I-80 just west of U.S. 30 in New Lenox Township, just east of Joliet, about 10:45 a.m., according to an Illinois State Police Joliet District master sergeant.

The driver of the semi, which was westbound, lost control and crossed the center median, striking a vehicle which was heading east on I-80, the master sergeant said.

Two people in that vehicle were taken to Silver Cross Hospital in Joliet with non-life-threatening injuries, he said.

Traffic was temporarily stopped in the aftermath of the crash, but as of about 12:30 p.m. one lane of traffic on I-80 had been re-opened in that area, he said.



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