Driver of semi killed in crash on I-294 near Lyons

The driver was stopped in the southbound lanes near 5th Avenue, due to construction, when a second semi failed to stop.

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A semi-truck driver was killed in a crash June 30, 2021, on Interstate 294 near Lyons.

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The driver of a semi was killed in a crash Wednesday morning on Interstate 294 near Lyons, according to preliminary information from Illinois State police.

The driver, 68, was stopped in the southbound lanes near 5th Avenue because of construction when another semi failed to stop and hit him from behind around 1:45 a.m., state police said.

The driver, from Montgomery, was pronounced dead at the scene, state police said. The driver of the second truck, a 54-year-old woman, was taken to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.

All lanes of southbound I-294 were closed but reopened about 7 a.m., state police said.

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