Multiple lanes closed on I-55 after Monday morning crash
SPRINGFIELD - Illinois State Police say multiple lanes of Interstate 55 northbound were closed after a two-vehicle crash in Sangamon County Monday morning.
Authorities say at about 5:15 a.m., troopers received a report of a crash on I-55 involving a truck-tractor semi-trailer and an abandoned van. Illinois State Police say the truck-tractor was traveling northbound when it left the right side of the roadway and sideswiped the abandoned van.
Police say the truck-tractor's fuel tanks were punctured in the crash, and that the contents were spilled at the scene. Police also say both northbound lanes of I-55 were closed at milepost 104 for several hours.
We will provide updates to this story as they become available.