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2 seriously injured in I-294 crash after wrong-way driver hits truck near Midlothian: state police

Chicago traffic: Some lane closures in place after crash

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team via WLS logo

Monday, August 1, 2022 1:44PM

MIDLOTHIAN, Ill. (WLS) — Two people were seriously injured early Monday morning when a wrong-way driver hit a semitrailer on Interstate 294 in Midlothian, Illinois State Police said.

Troopers responded just before 3:10 a.m. to southbound I-294 near milepost 9 for a reported crash. The truck had been traveling south when a pickup truck driving north in the southbound lanes hit it, police said.

The truck rolled over and came to rest in the roadway.

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Two people were taken to local hospitals with serious injuries, police said.

At 3:30 a.m., the three right lanes were closed for a crash investigation and cleanup. Traffic is getting by in the left lane.

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