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Fatal Semi Truck Accident On I-80

There was a fatal truck accident on Interstate 80 (I-80) near Joliet after two semi trucks collided.

The accident happened at approximately 3:42 a.m., on I-80 at Houbolt Road.


One truck hit another as one of the trucks was traveling on the ramp from Houbolt Road to westbound I-80, according to the Illinois State Police.

One person inside a truck died from injuries sustained during the accident, and two others were injured and treated, but subsequently released.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the April 10 NBC Chicago article titled “Fatal Semi Crash Closes Westbound I-80 Near Joliet” as well as the April 10 Chicago Tribune article titled “Fatal crash shuts westbound lanes of I-80 in Joliet.”

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