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Police report five dead in accidents

Published: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST

ELWOOD (AP) – Illinois State Police is reporting five people were killed in accidents involving trucks and autos on Interstate 55 south of Chicago in Will County.

Four people were killed and at least three others injured Monday on I-55 near Arsenal Road in Elwood when a semi-trailer slammed into three cars and a truck that where stopped at a construction site.

Also, two semitrailers collided in an unrelated accident a short distance away near Channahon in the southbound lanes of Interstate 55. State Police say both truck drivers were taken to an area hospital, where one driver was pronounced dead.

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