One Dead After Crash Between Semis in Union County

One Dead After Crash Between Semis in Union County

UNION COUNTY – A fatal crash involving two semis happened on I-57 in Union County Wednesday.

According to Illinois State Police, a semi driven by a 35-year-old man from Columbus, Ohio was disabled and partially stopped in the right lane on northbound I-57 at milepost 32 as another semi driven by a 42-year-old man from Minneapolis, Minnesota was traveling north at the same location.

The Minnesota semi struck the trailer the Ohio semi was pulling with the passenger side of the Minnesota semi.

Both semi drivers reported no injuries on scene.

The passenger in the Minnesota semi, a 36-year-old man also from Minneapolis, Minnesota, was pronounced dead on scene by the Union County coroner.

The northbound lanes of I-57 were reopened at 2:20 p.m.

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