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Semi-truck crash shuts down Dan Ryan near the Lower West Side

A semi-truck crash temporarily shut down all lanes on the north bound Dan Ryan about 3:15 a.m. near 18th street.

Two people were shot, one fatally, Feb. 8, 2021, on the South Side.
A semi-truck crashed on the north bound Dan Ryan about 3:15 a.m. near 18th street.
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A semi-truck crash temporarily shut down all northbound lanes on the Dan Ryan early Thursday morning near the Lower West Side.

About 3:15 a.m. Illinois State Police said they received a call for a three-vehicle crash involving a semi-truck and a car near 18th street on the north bound Dan Ryan.

One person was taken to Mercy Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to Illinois State Police. Three other people were also taken to hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.

The semi-truck was carrying paint thinner, but the rain helped to minimize any further danger from a leak, state police said.

All lanes were closed as crews worked to get the semi-truck off the expressway, and were reopened by 10:42 a.m., state police said.

There were also multiple crashes on the Eisenhower Thursday, including incidents eastbound and westbound near Racine Avenue, state police said. There were no injuries at either accident near Racine, only property damage, and no major lane closures, according to state police.