Five-Vehicle Accident On Interstate 94 In Northern Lake County

There was a five-vehicle accident on northbound Interstate 94 (I-94) this afternoon (August 16, 2013), that involved two semi trucks and three other vehicles.  As a result of the accident, traffic was delayed for hours.

Details on the accident and its causes appears limited.

The accident happened shortly after 1:00 p.m., near Route 173, close to Wadsworth, Illinois.

While the accident caused only minor injuries, one of the semi trucks caught on fire.  The resulting traffic delay stretched to almost three hours.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources including the August 16 Lake County News-Sun article titled “Multi-vehicle crash shuts down tollway near Wadsworth” as well as the August 16 Chicago Tribune article titled “5-vehicle accident holds up traffic on I-94 in Lake County.”


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