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One injury in I-90 truck crash near Marengo

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  • A fiery crash on Interstate 90 near Route 20 early Wednesday morning closed down the roadway in both directions for several hours.

      A fiery crash on Interstate 90 near Route 20 early Wednesday morning closed down the roadway in both directions for several hours.
    Courtesy of ABC 7 Chicago

  • A fiery crash on Interstate 90 near Route 20 early Wednesday morning closed down the roadway in both directions for several hours.

      A fiery crash on Interstate 90 near Route 20 early Wednesday morning closed down the roadway in both directions for several hours.
    Courtesy of ABC 7 Chicago

  • A fiery crash on Interstate 90 near Route 20 early Wednesday morning closed down the roadway in both directions for several hours.

      A fiery crash on Interstate 90 near Route 20 early Wednesday morning closed down the roadway in both directions for several hours.
    Courtesy of ABC 7 Chicago

  • Eastbound traffic is nonexistent just west of the Hampshire interchange on Interstate 90 following a crash and fire early Wednesday.

       Eastbound traffic is nonexistent just west of the Hampshire interchange on Interstate 90 following a crash and fire early Wednesday.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Traffic backs up Wednesday at Routes 72 and 20 as a result of a crash on Interstate 90.

       Traffic backs up Wednesday at Routes 72 and 20 as a result of a crash on Interstate 90.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • State troopers control traffic near the entrance ramps to Interstate 90 in Belvidere, where eastbound traffic was being forced off on Genoa Road due to a fiery crash on the tollway near Marengo.

       State troopers control traffic near the entrance ramps to Interstate 90 in Belvidere, where eastbound traffic was being forced off on Genoa Road due to a fiery crash on the tollway near Marengo.
    Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

 
 

A two-truck accident and fire forced authorities to shut down all lanes of the Jane Addams Tollway near Route 20 outside of Marengo early Wednesday.

According to Illinois State Trooper Michelle Kistulinec, a semitrailer was eastbound on Interstate 90 through a construction zone when it struck the median and caught on fire. The debris and diesel fuel from the truck then hit a pickup truck heading westbound on the other side of the interstate, causing it to crash as well.

The driver of the semitrailer was taken to an area hospital and treated for minor injuries, while the driver of the pickup truck did not require medical treatment, Kistulinec said.

Police closed all lanes in both directions, due to the fire and smoke.

Traffic was backed up for miles on the tollway, authorities said, but all lanes were open by 11 a.m., Kistulinec said. Westbound Route 20 had been backed up for miles since it was an alternate route.

Police continue to investigate the cause of the crash.

• Daily Herald staff writer Lee Filas contributed to this story.

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