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1 dead, 2 injured in semi-trailer fire on I-90 in Boone County

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BOONE COUNTY, Ill. (CBS) — One person is dead, and two others are injured following a semi-truck fire Wednesday morning.

The fire happened on I-90 westbound by Genoa Road Milepost 26 and 1/4.

A source tells CBS that extraction was needed for one of the semi-drivers.

The Boone County Coroner has been requested to the scene.

Traffic was closed for hours on westbound on I-90 at Route 23 by Marengo. All lanes have since reopened. 

No further information was immediately available. 

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