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Deadly day on Interstate 55 near Chicago

Posted by wlpo on July 22, 2014

ELWOOD, Ill. (AP) – Illinois State Police say five people were killed and five others injured in a pair of accidents along Interstate 55 in Will County south of Chicago.

Troopers say a speeding semi that abruptly changed lanes in a construction zone on I-55 near Arsenal Road caused a chain-reaction crash Monday involving three vehicles that were stopped. Four women, who remain unidentified, were killed. Four people were injured in the crash that occurred in I-55’s northbound lanes.

Also, two semis collided in the southbound lanes of Interstate 55 at Route 6. State Police say both drivers were taken to an area hospital, where one later died.

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