Crash on I-57 closes northbound lanes - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois

Crash on I-57 closes northbound lanes

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UPDATED: WEDNESDAY JAN. 9, 2019 3:00 p.m.

WSIL -- Illinois State Police have released new details about Wednesday morning's crash on Interstate 57.

Troopers say a semi driver had slowed down due to road construction on I-57 northbound.

Dylan R. Fuene, 20, of West Frankfort, didn't slow down and crashed into the back of the semi.

Fuene's SUV ended up blocking both northbound lanes and first responders had to cut him from the vehicle.

He was flown from the scene with major injuries.

That section of I57 was shut down for about an hour and half for crews to clean up the scene.
 

UPDATED: WEDNESDAY JAN. 9, 2019 11:55 a.m.

WSIL -- Both lanes of I-57 northbound have reopened after a crash at the Johnston City overpass.

At least one person was flown from the scene in a medical helicopter.

Illinois State Police have taken charge of the investigation. There's no word on what caused the crash.

ORIGINAL STORY

WSIL -- Multiple emergency crews are on the scene of crash on Interstate 57 south of the Stiritz overpass.

The crash has the northbound lanes closed. News 3 crews on scene report traffic is backed up and cars are being diverted at the Johnston City exit.

According to police scanner traffic a medical helicopter has been called to the scene.

Stay with News 3 for updates.

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