UPDATE: Police: Person killed in Tri-State semi crash

(WESTERN SPRINGS) A person was killed when a semi truck crashed into a wall early Tuesday on the Tri-State Tollway in west suburban Western Springs, police said.

I-294 Looking South at the Northbound backup after Tuesday's fatal accident
I-294 Looking South at the Northbound backup after Tuesday’s fatal accident


The semi was headed southbound on I-294 at 2:31 a.m. when it hit the median wall just north of 47th Street in Western Springs, according to Illinois State Police.

One person was killed in the crash, but further details were not immediately available, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office could not immediately confirm the fatality.

As of 5:45 a.m., the left lane on the southbound side of I-294 remained closed to traffic, according to police. The two left lanes remained closed on the northbound side.