On Thursday afternoon (February 20, 2014) there was a large multi-vehicle accident on Interstate 57 (I-57) near Peotone that involved at least 19 vehicles, including seven semi trucks and 12 other vehicles.
According to the Illinois State Police (ISP), ten people suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were taken to hospitals.
This accident happened at approximately 4:25 p.m. near Harlem Avenue in Will County. The ISP says that heavy fog contributed to this vehicle pileup.
One vehicle had to extricated as it became stuck under a truck.
This accident remains under investigation by the ISP.
Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the February 20 myfoxchicago.com article titled “At least 19 vehicles involved in I-57 pileup near Peotone” as well as the February 20 Chicago Tribune article titled “Storms responsible for tornadoes, dense fog and pileup on I-57.”
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