CHICAGO (CBS) — The eastbound lanes of I-290 east of St. Charles Road in Berkeley remained closed Sunday afternoon, hours after a fiery crash involving three semi trucks, according to Illinois State Police.
Shortly after 11 a.m., the driver of a red International semi-tractor trailer headed east in the center right lane of I-190 lost control just east of St. Charles Road, and rear-ended a white 2019 Freightliner semi-tractor trailer in front of him, police said. The collision pushed the Freightliner into another semi tractor-trailer, an orange 2019 Freightliner.READ MORE: 2 Children, 2 Adults Hospitalized After Crash On Lake Shore Drive
The first two trucks became engulfed in flames due to the crash, prompting police to shut down all eastbound lanes of the expressway.
The left westbound lane of the expressway also was closed at the I-294 interchange shortly before 11:30 a.m., but reopened around 1:15 p.m.READ MORE: Woman In Critical Condition After Being Shot In Car In Park Manor
Illinois State Police said the eastbound lanes remained closed as of 2:20 p.m.
The driver of the first truck was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. No other injuries were reported.
Police said the eastbound lanes of I-290 likely would remain closed at for several more hours as the crash remains under investigation.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Warmer Sunday, But April Snow Possible Tuesday
This is a developing story.