I-57 reopened following crash between two dump trucks

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All lanes of I-57 near Monee are open again following a Thursday morning crash between two dump trucks that left debris scattered across the roadway.

The crash happened just before 8 a.m. in the southbound lanes near Wilmington-Peotone Road, where a truck hauling scrap metal had parked on the right shoulder and partially in the right lane, Illinois State Police said.

Another truck hauling garbage was traveling in the right lane and hit the scrap metal truck, causing both vehicles to roll onto their sides, police said.

No one was hurt, but garbage and debris from both trucks spilled onto the roadway, police said.

One of the drivers was charged with improper stopping on the roadway, improper lane usage and not having reflective tape on the rear of the trailer, police said.

Officials closed all southbound lanes of I-57 and rerouted traffic for roughly six hours as they cleaned up the crash, ISP said. All lanes were reopened as of 2 p.m.

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