i-55 Closed for Hours after 2 Semi Trucks Crash


Springfield-  Two Semi trucks crashed on i-55 Northbound at mile post 95 late this afternoon, closing the stretch of highway for hours.

According to the preliminary traffic crash investigation, Illinois State Police District 9 says the trucks were traveling northbound on I-55 near milepost 95. 

Northbound traffic began to slow due to a traffic incident on I-55 southbound near milepost 95.  Upon northbound traffic slowing one truck driver attempted an

evasive maneuver to avoid striking the rear of the other semi.  It was unsuccessful and the truck driver hit the other semi truck from behind then rolled onto its

side in the right hand ditch.  The right lane of I-55 northbound was closed for several hours while emergency crews clear the wreckage.

The driver of the semi truck which rolled over is a 28 year old man from Chicago, the driver of the other semi, which was hit is a 63 year old man from Jasper,

Indiana.  The man from Chicago was taken to a local hospital for injuries.

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