Semi Truck Catches Fire in I-90/Route 20 Accident

UPDATE: Just before 2:00 p.m. all lanes were said to be open in both directions following the accident Wednesday morning at I-90 west of US-20 ramps.


BOONE COUNTY - An accident early Wednesday morning disrupted traffic flow at I-90 and Route 20.

Before 5:30 a.m., a truck-tractor semi trailer was traveling eastbound in a construction zone. For an unknown reason, the driver veered to the left. The vehicle struck the center median and caught fire.

At that time, a pick-up truck was traveling westbound on I-90. The truck was hit by debris and diesel fuel from the other vehicle catching fire.

The driver of the truck-tractor semi trailer suffered a minor injury; the other driver suffered no injuries.

Westbound traffic is being diverted off Route 20. Eastbound traffic is being diverted off I-90 at Genoa Road.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
23 WIFR 2523 North Meridian Road Rockford, IL. 61101 Business: 815-987-5300 Fax: 815-965-0981 News: 815-987-5330 Fax: 815-987-5333
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 205571791