Woman, 28, killed in crash with semi on I-80

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A woman was killed Saturday morning in a crash with a semitrailer on Interstate 80 near Joliet.

At 8:52 a.m., a 2005 Freightliner truck was stopped in the eastbound left lane of the I-80 near River Road due to another traffic crash ahead, according to Illinois State Police.

A 2017 Nissan Rogue driven by Julie McKinney, 28, ran into the rear of the semitrailer, according to police and the Will County Coroner’s Office.

McKinney, of south suburban Minooka, was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said. No one else was in the SUV at the time of the crash and no other injuries were reported. An autopsy was scheduled for Sunday.

The driver of the semi was not injured, police said.

I-80 was closed to eastbound traffic for hours as the crash was investigated, police said. Police initially reported that two semitrailers were involved in the crash.

A tanker also overturned on I-80 near Tinley Park late Friday evening as hazardous driving conditions remained in the area.

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