Illinois 143 closed near Edwardsville because of a crash involving a semi.
Edwardsville, Ill (KSDK) - A 35-year-old Edwardsville man died in a crash involving a semi, which shut down Illinois 143 Friday morning.
Illinois State Police said a 22-year-old woman from Wood River was driving eastbound on Illinois 143 when the semi in front of her slowed to turn right onto Bender Road around 4:45 a.m. The woman was unable to stop and crashed into the semi trailer which was hauling trash.
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The woman was seriously injured and was taken to an area hospital for treatment.
The passenger in the woman's vehicle died at the scene. His name has not been released.
The driver of the semi was not injured in the crash.
Illinois 143 was shut down at Bender for several hours while the crash was investigated.