Wrong-Way Driver Collides With Semi on Skyway

It was not immediately known whether drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash

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    A tractor-trailer spilled diesel fuel after colliding with a Nissan Infiniti, causing a HazMat situation that temporarily closed all southbound lanes. (Published Thursday, Mar 13, 2014)

    A wrong-way driver collided with a tractor trailer early Thursday on the Chicago Skyway, spilling diesel fuel and closing all southbound lanes for more than an hour on the South Side.

    A female driving in a black Infinity northbound in the southbound lanes of Interstate 90 crashed with the semi about 1:30 a.m. near 76th Street, said police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer.

    The truck spilled diesel fuel, causing a HazMat situation that temporarily closed all southbound lanes, Greer said. The expressway was reopened about 2:55 a.m.

    The female was taken with non-life-threatening injuries to Advocate Trinity Hospital, where she was listed in stable condition, Greer said.

    The male driver of the semi also suffered non-life-threatening injuries, and was listed in stable condition at Trinity Hospital, Greer said.

    It was not immediately known whether drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash, but citations were pending against the female driver, Greer said.