Two Semi Crash on I-80 Injures Two, One Seriously

Two people were hurt, one seriously, following a serious two-semi crash in Grundy County on Friday morning. Just before 7am, crews were called to a crash on westbound I-80 just west of Lisbon Rd involving the two semis, with area security cameras noting an explosion and fire at the point of contact. Both directions were closed on I-80 between Route 47 and the Seneca exit, while crews attended to the crash. One person was airlifted to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries, and another was transported with non-life-threatening injuries. All eastbound lanes were open before 10am, with westbound lanes cleared by 1:30pm.

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Eastbound and westbound I-80 is blocked at Libson due to two semi-trucks in a crash and fire. Morris Fire Department responded to the scene. This is a major head-on collision with a pin-in and explosion. Major damage and Lifestar has been requested. Eastbound I-80 is shut down completely between Nettle School Road and Lisbon Road and westbound I-80 is shut down between Route 47 and Lisbon Road.

Illinois State Police on the scene and reporting that westbound traffic is being diverted off at Exit 112 and eastbound traffic is diverted off at Seneca Rd. Please avoid this area if possible.