Head-on collision on Rt. 83 leaves one in critical condition

Updated 8/3/2016 5:50 PM

One person is in critical condition following a crash near Addison early Wednesday morning that shut down Route 83 for about 11 hours, authorities said.

The two-vehicle crash occurred near Interstate 290 around 1 a.m., according to a news release from the Addison Fire Department.


A U.S. Postal Service semitrailer and a sport utility vehicle collided head-on after the SUV crossed into oncoming traffic, according to a news release from the DuPage County sheriff's office.

The driver of the SUV was pinned inside the vehicle and, after a 40-minute extrication, was airlifted to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove in critical condition, according to the news release.

The driver of the semitrailer was walking around when emergency crews arrived and was taken to Elmhurst Hospital in good condition.

Responding crews also dealt with an 80- to 100-gallon diesel fuel leak following the crash, fire officials said.

Northbound Route 83 was closed until shortly after 12:30 p.m., allowing police to assess what happened while crews cleaned fuel off the roadway. The crash remains under investigation.

• Daily Herald staff writer Erin Hegarty contributed to this report.

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