A three-truck crash in Marion County closed all lanes of southbound Interstate 57 near Salem for almost six hours on Thursday afternoon.
Just after noon, a blown front steer tire caused a tractor trailer that was traveling northbound to lose control and cross the median, hitting two southbound trucks, according to Illinois State Police.
The driver of the semi, Yazid Abdulla-Ali Al Nobi, 28 of Dearborn, Michigan, and his passenger, Mohammed Hussein Mohsen of Detroit, 24, were injured in the crash.
Both were taken to Salem Township Hospital, police said.
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The crash caused the trailers of both southbound trucks to come off their respective tractors and continue southbound until they rested on the right side of I-57, according to police.
Al Nobi was ticketed for failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash.