1 killed in semi crash on I-90 in Kane County

One person was killed Wednesday morning after a crash between two semitrailers that caused westbound lanes of Interstate 90 in Kane County to be shut down for several hours, officials said.

The crash happened shortly after 10 a.m. Wednesday west of Route 20 on the interstate, officials said. The two semitrailers were heavily damaged, with one of them on fire, according to the Hampshire Fire Protection District.

Hampshire and Huntley fire protection district firefighters quickly extinguished the fire and extricated one person from the semitrailer, officials said. The person was pronounced dead at the scene, officials said. A second person was treated at the scene.

Illinois State Police are investigating the crash. A spokesman did not return a phone call Wednesday night about the cause of the crash or the identity of the person killed.

Article Comments
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the "flag" link in the lower-right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.