1 dead in fiery interstate crash

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UNION COUNTY, Ill. (WAND) – Troopers say a multi-vehicle crash shut down part of a road in Illinois.

They say Interstate 57 was closed Thursday afternoon at exit 36, which is near Anna in Union County.

According to the preliminary crash report, A Volvo Truck tractor was traveling on I-57 northbound at mile post 33, when a 2007 freightliner truck attempted to make a left turn into the center median.

The Volovo truck struck the left rear of the 2007 freightiner. Police say the Volvo truck then traveled through the center median into the south bound lanes hitting a 2015 freightliner head on. 

The driver of the Volvo truck died on scene. He was identified as Lester C. Barr.  The driver of the 2015 freightliner was taken to the hospital for minor injuries. 

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