A man was killed Thursday morning in a crash involving multiple semitrailers on Interstate 55 in southwest suburban Wilmington.
Troopers responded about 9:30 a.m. to a crash involving three semitrailers and two passenger cars in the northbound lanes of the expressway near Lorenzo Road, according to Illinois State Police.
According to preliminary information, a 2012 Ford, a 2014 Honda Civic and two semitrailers were at a stop in a construction zone when a 2017 Dodge semitrailer failed to yield, state police said.
The collision caused a chain reaction crash with the other four vehicles, state police said.
The driver of the Honda, a 34-year-old man, was taken to St. Joseph Hospital in Joliet and pronounced dead, police and the Will County coroner’s office said. He lived in St. Peters, Missouri.
A 20-year-old woman behind the wheel of the Ford was seriously injured, and airlifted to a hospital, state police said.
The driver of the Dodge semitrailer was also taken to a hospital, state police said. He was cited for following too closely and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.
Traffic was being rerouted onto Route 113, state police said.