Just before 5 p.m. Sunday night a semi veered off the road, hit an embankment and burst into flames at I-39 and Mowers Road near Rochelle. The driver wasn't able to get out of the burning truck and died. The north bound lane of I-39 for about 8 miles was off limits to drivers for several hours Sunday night. Road crews were trying to figure out what went wrong and make sure the Mowers Road bridge was structurally sound. No names have been released.
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