CHICAGO (CBS) — One person was killed and at least one other person was injured in a three-vehicle crash that has closed part of I-80 for hours Tuesday morning in southwest suburban Joliet.

The crash, which involved three commercial semi trucks, happened at 6:12 a.m. in the eastbound lanes of I-80 near Larkin Avenue in Joliet, according to Illinois State Police.

One person was killed and another person was being airlifted from the scene to a hospital, police said. Their ages and genders were not immediately known.

All eastbound lanes of I-80 remained closed as of noon, and are expected to remain shut down for a couple more hours for cleanup, police said.

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