Semi Accident on I-80 Near Geneseo Kills One Driver


One driver is dead after a two-semi accident on I-80 westbound Sunday morning that left the road closed for nearly 12 hours.

Illinois State Police say one semi hit the back of another just before 5 a.m. Sunday morning between Atkinson and Geneseo, Illinois.

They say one semi was parked on the shoulder of the road, while the other was traveling westbound and hit the semi from behind. The driver of the moving semi was pronounced dead on scene.

I-80 westbound between Atkinson and Geneseo was shut down and re-routed to US 6.

Illinois State Police are still investigating the accident. No charges have been filed.


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