(CBS) – Two semi-tractor-trailer trucks collided Monday evening on Interstate 55, killing one driver, authorities said.
The accident occurred south of Coal City in the interstate’s southbound lanes. At least one semi was on fire, and police shut down traffic in both directions.READ MORE: University of Chicago To Host Public Memorial For Civil Rights Activist Timuel D. Black
The Grundy County Coroner’s Office said one driver was killed, and the other was in good condition.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Rain Followed By Colder Temps
One truck was carrying food products, the other automotive parts.MORE NEWS: My Block, My Hood, My City Volunteers Robbed While Holiday Decorating In Bronzeville
Coal City is about 45 miles southwest of Chicago.