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Semi rear-ends, wrecks U-Haul on I-55

Traffic was backed up on Interstate 55 at Illinois 143 after a tractor-trailer hit a U-Haul trailer, sending debris across all lanes of the highway.
Traffic was backed up on Interstate 55 at Illinois 143 after a tractor-trailer hit a U-Haul trailer, sending debris across all lanes of the highway. Illinois State Police District 11

A tractor-trailer rear-ended a U-Haul trailer on Interstate 55 at Illinois 143 on Thursday afternoon, scattering debris across all lanes of the highway.

There were no injuries in the crash, which happened around 1 p.m., said Master Sergeant Jeffrey T. Snyder of Illinois State Police.

On the ISP District 11 Facebook page, a post said drivers were being re-routed while troopers worked to clean up.

The roadway reopened around 3 p.m., ISP said.

The accident happened just outside of a construction zone on the interstate near the exit to Hamel.

Hana Muslic: 618-239-2626, @h_muslic
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