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Jackknifed semi snarls traffic near the Interstate 80 and Interstate 180 interchange

Posted by wlpo on May 24, 2016

A crash east of Princeton snarled traffic on Interstate 80 for over an hour.

According to state troopers, 39-year-old Dontra Jones of Maryland was in a semi heading east on Interstate 80 near the Interstate 180 interchange when he swerved to avoid a piece of a tire just after midnight Tuesday morning. Jones ended up in the median, jackknifing his semi and blocking westbound I-80.

A westbound car driven by 39-year-old Souligna Stone of Rock Island hit the crashed semi in its passenger side door. Stone was checked out at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton.

Westbound traffic on I-80 was rerouted for over an hour as crews cleaned up the crash scene.

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