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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.

Overnight lane closures begin for bridge painting near Tri-State, Jane Addams interchange

(ROSEMONT) Two weeks of overnight lane closures begin Tuesday on the Tri-State Tollway near Rosemont as crews prepare for a bridge painting project.

One southbound lane of the Tri-State (I-294) between at the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) and Touhy Avenue will close at 8 p.m. Tuesday, with a second lane closing at 9 p.m., the tollway said. A third lane will close at midnight.

All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. Wednesday for the morning rush, the tollway said.

The lane closures will allow crews to install a platform system connected to the underside of a bridge that workers will be painting, the tollway said.

Similar closures will take place over the next two weeks between Lawrence Avenue and I-90.

The painting project will last about a month, and require another set of roadway closures to remove the platform system when crews have finished, the tollway said.