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Lanes reopen following fatal crash on I-88 near Aurora

Updated: March 27, 2013 7:50AM



AURORA -- All lanes on the Regan Memorial Highway near west suburban Aurora are reopen early Wednesday following a fatal fiery crash Tuesday night.

One man was killed and a woman was injured when an SUV and semi-truck collided at 7:14 p.m. on the toll road (I-88) between Butterfield Road and Route 56, according to Illinois State Police.

The semi-truck was traveling eastbound when it went through the grassy center median and into the westbound lanes of traffic, where the truck struck an SUV head-on, Master Sergeant Greg Minx said.

The semi-struck stopped in a ditch on the right side of the westbound lanes and caught fire, Minx said.

The driver of the semi-truck was killed in the crash, Minx said. His identity was being withheld early Wednesday as authorities notified his family.

The woman driving the SUV suffered non-life threatening injuries, Minx said.

Westbound lanes were closed for over five hours following the crash until they were reopened at 1:02 a.m., state police said.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.



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