UPDATE: All lanes reopened after fatal semi crash on I-80 at Annawan

Published: May. 10, 2018 at 8:08 AM CDT
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UPDATE 4:35 p.m.:

The westbound lanes reopened to traffic late Thursday afternoon.

UPDATE 10:54 a.m.:

One driver has died after Thursday morning's crash.

Around 7:30 a.m. crews were called to the area after one semi failed to yield and struck another. The driver that failed to yield sustained fatal injuries.

The westbound lanes have been shut down. Traffic is currently being diverted off I-80 West at Annawan to U.S. 6 to Atkinson and back onto the interstate.

Officials are asking commuters to avoid the area if possible.


Trooper Jason Wilson with Illinois State Police says multiple officials are responding to a reported vehicle crash resulting in a fire. The accident is on I-80 westbound at mile marker 33 (Annawan).

Wilson says I-80 traffic is being detoured off of I-80 at Annawan to U.S. Route 6 and back on at Atkinson.

We have a crew headed to the scene right now. Stick with us both on-air and on our KWQC News App for any updates.