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One person killed in crash that shut down southbound I-55 near B-N

Illinois Department of Transportation
The Illinois Department of Transportation said southbound I-55 traffic is being detoured to U.S. 51 and eastbound I-74 traffic is being detoured to U.S. 51 south to U.S. 136.

State Police said one person was killed Thursday morning in a crash that has shut down southbound Interstate 55 just southwest of Bloomington-Normal.

The crash happened around 8:55 a.m. on southbound I-55. State Police say a car crashed into the back of a semitrailer truck that was slowed in traffic. The driver of the car, a 51-year-old Naperville man, was killed.

The name of the driver has not yet been released pending family notifications.

This crash is still under investigation.

Southbound I-55 in the area remained closed as of 1:15 p.m., according to State Police.

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Ryan Denham is the content director for WGLT and WCBU.
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