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Accident slows I-255 southbound traffic when semi rear-ends car

Traffic snarls during Interstate 255 crash

Traffic was slowed in the southbound lanes of Interstate 255 near the Illinois 15 interchange. Several vehicles were involved in the crash.
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Traffic was slowed in the southbound lanes of Interstate 255 near the Illinois 15 interchange. Several vehicles were involved in the crash.

An accident snarled southbound traffic Tuesday morning on Interstate 255 near the Illinois 15 interchange.

The crash occurred around 9:30 a.m. when a semi rear ended a passenger vehicle, according to Illinois State Police spokesman Calvin Dye Jr.

A car had switched lanes to avoid a wide-load truck that had pulled over onto the side of the road. As the car quickly slowed down due to traffic, the semi hit the vehicle from behind.

Around 10:15 a.m., one lane of traffic was open while fire and towing crews cleaned up the accident.

Dye said the injuries during the crash were minor and no one was taken to a hospital.

Kaley Johnson: 618-239-2526, @KaleyJohnson6

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