Metro-East News

Three-vehicle crash briefly stops traffic on I-55; no one injured

Traffic was backed up Sunday afternoon on southbound Interstate 55 after a three-vehicle crash involving a semi-trailer blocked at least some of the roadway, according to the traffic reporting website Waze.

No one was injured or trapped in the vehicles, according to police scanner traffic. One driver stuck in the area reported via the website that traffic was at a “standstill” as of 2:15 p.m., but later reports showed the highway had cleared.

Illinois State Police and East St. Louis police responded to the incident along with other emergency responders, including MedStar EMS.

The crash occurred around 2 p.m. on I-55 where it meets I-64 near the Gateway Motorsports Park.