30 tractor-trailers a part of I-55 pileup Monday that killed 6, injured over 30

Interstate 55 south of Springfield, Illinois is open once more at present following Monday morning’s collection of collisions involving greater than 70 automobiles, together with some 30 tractor-trailers, two of which caught hearth and burned. Six folks died and greater than 30 have been hospitalized with accidents within the pileups that unfold over a two-mile part of the freeway about 20 miles south of Springfield close to Divernon.

Illinois State Police and the state Division of Transp[ortation mentioned the collisions have been brought on when excessive winds blew mud from close by farm fields throughout the interstate decreasing visibility to zero.

ISP mentioned at 10:55 a.m. there was a crash on northbound I-55 at mile marker 76. On the similar time, there have been quite a few crashes within the southbound lanes at mile marker 76. The crashes occurred inside a two-mile stretch between mile markers 76 and 78.

Based on the Springfield Fireplace Division, one of many tractor-trailers that burned was a gasoline tanker. The opposite was a dry van loaded with energy instrument batteries.

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