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2 hurt after wrong-way driver strikes semi on I-294 in Justice

A 44-year-old man driving a Ford Fusion southbound in the northbound lanes struck the semi at milepost 20.5, police said.

A man died in a motorcycle crash July 4, 2021, near Schaumburg.
Illinois State Police are investigating a crash that happened April 12, 2020, on I-294 in Justice.
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Two people were injured in a head-on collision on Interstate 294 Sunday in south suburban Justice.

About 3:03 a.m., a 2018 white Ford Fusion was southbound in the northbound lanes of I-249 at milepost 20.5 when it struck a 2017 white Volvo truck tractor semi-trailer head-on, Illinois State Police said.

The 44-year-old Joliet man driving the Ford and the 66-year-old Ohio man driving the Volvo were both hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries, state police said.

Northbound lanes were closed for almost three hours as authorities investigated, state police said. The investigation is ongoing.