SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (STMW) — A motorist was killed when an SUV crashed into a semi truck Tuesday afternoon near Woodfield Mall in northwest suburban Schaumburg.

The victim was driving a small SUV north on I-290/Illinois Route 53 when it crashed into the back of a semi at 3:07 p.m. just south of Higgins Road, Illinois State Police Elgin District Master Sgt. Bob Huber said.

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The driver of the SUV was killed in the crash, he said. The driver of the semi was not injured.

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State Police remained on the scene Tuesday afternoon, and only the left lane and left shoulder were open to traffic at the start of the afternoon rush.

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