Police: Two dead in Interstate 57 construction zone wreck

10:02 PM, Jul 15, 2010   |    comments
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West Frankfort, IL (KSDK) -- All lanes on Interstate 57 have reopened following a fiery crash in a southern Illinois freeway construction zone that left two people dead.

The accident took place about 2 p.m. on I-57 north of West Frankfort.  Seven vehicles were involved in the chain reaction accident, among them three tractor-trailers and a van.

Two people were killed in the wreck.  One of the victims was driving a tractor trailer transporting car batteries.  The other driver killed was behind the wheel of an ashpalt semi-truck.

Other non-life threatening injuries were reported at the scene.

The northbound lanes reopened around 10:50 p.m.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.

KSDK/Associated Press

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