Chicago Truck Accident Shuts Down Eastbound Kennedy Expressway and Injures 1

In Chicago, Illinois a truck crash on the eastbound side of the Kennedy Expressway shut down all lanes for nearly an hour on Tuesday early in the afternoon, according to the Chicago Tribune. The collision involved two semi trucks and three other vehicles at Interstate 90/94 near Ogden Avenue.

One truck jackknifed into another truck, puncturing a fuel tank and spilling fuel over the roadway. The Chicago Fire Department’s hazardous materials response team was called out to clean up about fifty gallons of fuel. The highway lanes were re-opened once the spill was contained about an hour later.

One person was injured in the truck accident and taken to the University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago. The Illinois State Police are investigating the collision and the cause of the crash has not yet been reported.

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