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I-55 crash near Lemont kills one person, shuts down multiple lanes of traffic

Crash on I-55 near Lemont leaves 1 dead, traffic backed up
Crash on I-55 near Lemont leaves 1 dead, traffic backed up 01:26

CHICAGO (CBS) – A person was killed and multiple lanes of traffic were shut down on Interstate 55 as a result of a car crash near Lemont on Tuesday.

Illinois State Police troopers responded to the crash on I-55 northbound lanes near Lemont Road in DuPage County around 12:19 p.m., according to a news release. The crash involved a semi-truck and Dodge passenger car, police said.

One person was pronounced dead at the scene.

Around 12:30 p.m., the two right lanes of I-55 northbound near Lemont Road were closed for the investigation into the crash and remained closed as of mid-afternoon on Tuesday.

ISP is in the early stages of its investigation. The agency provided no further details.

Also on Tuesday, ISP reported a second crash along I-55 Tuesday afternoon in which a semi-trailer overturned around 2:37 p.m., blocking all southbound lanes of southbound traffic near Illinois 171 in Cook County.

No injuries were reported at the scene and all lanes were reopened shortly after 3 p.m.

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