Tragic Update: Fatal Collision on I-55 Claims One Life, Causes Major Shutdown


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WILMINGTON, IL — Wilmington Fire Protection District has confirmed a fatality in the major vehicle accident that occurred on Saturday morning on Interstate 55. 

The collision, which involved a semi-truck and multiple cars, resulted in one reported death and significant vehicular damage. The incident took place at around 9:30 a.m. near Lorenzo Road on the northbound lanes of I-55.

The Wilmington FPD described the scene as a major motor vehicle accident with a person pinned and a fatality, highlighting the severity of the crash. As a result of the accident, a section of I-55 has been completely shut down, and authorities are urging motorists to avoid the area and seek alternative routes. 

The closure of I-55 is expected to impact traffic significantly, and drivers are advised to stay updated on the latest traffic reports. The investigation into the cause of the accident is ongoing, and further details will be provided as they become available.


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