Update at 5 p.m.
OAKWOOD, Ill. (WCIA) — All lanes of eastbound I-74 are back open.
Update at 2:30 p.m.
OAKWOOD, Ill. (WCIA) — Illinois State Police said eastbound Interstate 74 is expected to remain shut down for two more hours after a deadly crash Wednesday morning.
Officials said that around 7:49 a.m., a semi-truck rear ended another near Oakwood. The driver was killed in the crash while the other driver reported only minor injuries.
State Police added that a third vehicle was involved in the crash, but they revealed no details about the damage or condition of the person inside.
Eastbound traffic is still being diverted off the highway at Illinois Route 49. Drivers are advised to avoid the area.
OAKWOOD, Ill. (WCIA) – State Police are responding to a crash involving two semis on eastbound Interstate 74. They have confirmed one person died in the accident.
Traffic is currently being rerouted at an exit between Ogden and Fithian. Police said the detour will last a couple hours.
This is a developing story