Illinois State police and New Lenox Fire Protection District firefighter/paramedics responded about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday January 30, 2018 to Interstate 355 and Interstate 80 to a report of a rollover truck crash.
Rescue crews on arrival discovered the driver of a semi-tractor trailer was ejected and killed Tuesday afternoon after his vehicle rolled over a concrete barrier on the right shoulder of the ramp at Interstate 355 to eastbound I-80 in New Lenox, according to Illinois State Police.
A passenger in the truck was transported to a local hospital with injuries initially believed to be non-life threatening.
The ramp from SB I-355 to eastbound I-80 remained closed to traffic during accident investigation and vehicle recovery as late as 6:30 p.m.
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Driver dies after semi falls off ramp from I-355 to I-80: https://t.co/JbWBEZfyS2 pic.twitter.com/3q0IHvpVab
— ABC 7 Chicago (@ABC7Chicago) January 31, 2018
Ramp to I-80 East closed due to I-355 crash https://t.co/MEDdGb13bg pic.twitter.com/bIz1WoYVoE
— FOX 32 News (@fox32news) January 30, 2018
A crash on Interstate 355 has closed a ramp to eastbound Interstate 80. https://t.co/0liRucqZWc
— WBBM Newsradio (@WBBMNewsradio) January 30, 2018