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A fatal accident on I-57 involved two tractor trailers

Team of EMS paramedics assisting injured patient out of ambulance on stretcher
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One person is dead after two tractor-trailers collided Wednesday morning along Interstate 57 in Union County.

The Illinois State Police says a 36-year-old man from Minneapolis, Minnesota was pronounced dead at the scene.

He was a passenger in one of the semis. His identity is not being released pending notification of family.

The others involved in the incident did not report any injuries.

Troopers say a semi driven by 35-year-old Hussein Abdi Digale from Columbus, Ohio was disabled and partially stopped in the right lane of northbound I-57 at milepost 32.

Another semi driven by 42-year-old Mohamud Hassan Dacar from Minneapolis struck Digale's trailer.

The northbound lanes of I-57 were closed for several hours.

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