Stevenson Expressway

I-55 Stevenson lanes reopen after 6-hour closure following fatal crash

Several lanes on the Stevenson Expressway near Midway Airport are back open after being closed for more than six hours following a fatal overnight crash, the Illinois State Police said

According to the ISP, the crash, which involved a white car and a semi truck, occurred in the 2 a.m. hour on I-55 outbound at Central.

At least one person killed, ISP said.

Outbound lanes reopened around approximately 8:30 a.m., Monday, NBC 5 traffic reporter Kye Martin confirmed. Closures had remained place for nearly 6.5 hours overnight between Harlem and Central Avenue, with traffic diverted to the Central Avenue exit.

Monday morning, heavy rush hour delays were expected on both the outbound and inbound lanes due to the investigation.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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