Six people were injured Friday morning when a semi truck driver apparently fell asleep at the wheel and crashed into at least 10 vehicles on the Stevenson Expressway (I-55), temporarily closing all inbound lanes near southwest suburban Summit, police said.
The crash happened about 3:40 a.m. in the inbound lanes of I-55 near 1st Avenue, according to Illinois State Police.
Six people were taken to hospitalswith non-life-threatening injuries after the crash, police said. Nine people refused medical attention at the scene.
All inbound lanes of the expressway were closed to traffic near 1st Avenue for more than two hours, but lanes were reopened about 6 a.m., police said. Additional details were not immediately available.