Person killed in fiery rollover crash on I-80 in New Lenox

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One person was killed in fiery rollover crash Sunday morning on I-80 in southwest suburban New Lenox.

At 10:51 a.m., a male was driving a vehicle west on I-80 at I-355 when he lost control and the vehicle left the roadway, struck a fixed object, rolled over into the right ditch and became engulfed in flames, according to Illinois State Police and the Will County coroner’s office.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene, the coroner’s office said. An autopsy Monday revealed he suffered thermal injuries in the crash. His identity has not been released, pending positive identification and notification of his family.

There was no evidence of any passengers in the vehicle, police said.

All westbound lanes of I-80 had reopened as of just after 3 p.m.

The Illinois State Police Reconstruction Unit is investigating.

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