Candian Man Injured After Two-Semi Accident on I-57

JEFFERSON COUNTY – Illinois State Police said Thursday one person was injured in a crash Thursday on Interstate 57 in Jefferson County.

Police said around 11 a.m., a red 2016 Freightliner truck tractor semi-trailer rear-ended another semi was stopped in traffic due to a construction zone at mile marker 102 on southbound I-57.

The driver of the red Freightliner, a 30-year-old man from Quebec, Canada, was flown to a regional hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The driver and a passenger in the other semi refused medical attention.

Southbound Interstate 57 was closed for several hours and traffic diverted at the Dix exit.

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