Fatal crash shuts down Interstate 57 for hours

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Coles County - Interstate 57 was shut down for hours on Wednesday night, after a deadly crash.

 

State Police say a truck driving southbound on I-57 near milepost 1-90 lost control of the truck and drove off the road striking a guard rail, around 8:30 Wednesday night.

 

The driver was ejected from the truck and landed in the road. A semi driver that was trying to avoid the debris from the crash could not avoid running over the ejected driver.

 

The interstate was reopened around 2:30 this morning.

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