There was an accident early Friday morning (June 19, 2015) on Interstate 55 (I-55) near Summit in which a semi truck collided with 13 other vehicles.
According to the Illinois State Police (ISP), the accident happened at approximately 3:40 a.m., and occurred after a semi truck driver fell asleep, at which time his truck collided with 13 cars in a construction zone. The accident happened on I-55 south of First Avenue.
At least six people were injured in the crash, and they were taken to hospitals for treatment of their accident injuries. None of the accident injuries are considered to be life-threatening in nature.
Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the June 19, 2015 Chicago Tribune article (with video) titled “Police: 6 hurt after semi driver falls asleep, slams into 13 cars on I-55” as well as the June 19 NBC Chicago article (with video) titled “Six Hospitalized In I-55 Crash Involving at Least 10 Vehicles: ISP.”
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