All lanes back open after crash shuts down part of I-57 and I-64 - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois

All lanes back open after crash shuts down part of I-57 and I-64

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UPDATED: WEDNESDAY MAY 22, 2019 2:45 p.m.

JEFFERSON CO. (WSIL) -- Illinois State Police confirm one person died after a three vehicle.crash on I-57.

Investigators say a Dodge Dakota pickup headed north on I-57 near Mt. Vernon when the driver lost control and crossed the median into the path of a tractor trailer hauling a tanker.

The pickup continued north in the southbound lanes before striking a Ford SUV and coming to rest in the median.

The SUV driven by David M. Laws, 56, of Carlyle, also ended up in the median.

The driver of the pickup that caused the crash died at the scene.

The crash caused Interstate 57 south at Dix and Interstate 64 east at Woodlawn to be closed for several hours.

State police did not provide details on potential injuries for Laws or the person who drove the semi.

Stay with News 3 for updates.

UPDATED: WEDNESDAY MAY 22, 2019 12:45 p.m.

JEFFERSON CO. (WSIL) -- Illinois State Police confirm to News 3 all lanes of I-57 southbound and I-64 eastbound have reopened.

We are working to gather details on what may have led to the crash.

Below you can see the traffic backup cleared out on the interstate just a few minutes after the roadway reopened.


JEFFERSON CO. (WSIL) -- A multi-vehicle crash has shut down I-57 southbound and I-64 eastbound in Jefferson County.

According to Mt. Vernon police the crash happened between the 95 mile marker and the I-57/I-64 split

Troopers have shut down I-57 southbound at Dix and I-64 eastbound at Woodlawn.

Police are asking drivers to seek alternate routes.

You can see the traffic backed up on I-57 southbound from our weather camera.

Here are more images from our reporter on the scene:

You can see Roni Leforge giving an update on the situation here:

These photos were taken by our photographer from the Black Diamond Aviation helicopter:

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