2 hospitalized after wreck involving 3 semi-trucks on I-70 in Highland

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on July 3, 2012 at 5:31 AM

Updated Thursday, Oct 24 at 6:07 AM

Interstate 70 at mile marker 30, Highland, IL 62249

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MADISON COUNTY, Ill. (KMOV)— Two people were hospitalized after multiple-semi trucks wrecked on Interstate 70 in Highland, Illinois early Tuesday morning.

According to police, the accident happened just before 2 a.m. near miled marker 30 on I-70.

Police said the wreck left one semi truck overturned on the interstate. Another semi truck was stopped on the shoulder in the westbound lanes facing east and a third truck was stranded in the median.

Crews worked for hours to clear the scene and reopened all westbound lanes of I-70 around 7 a.m.

The cause of the wreck is unknown.

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