On November 19 at around 11:15 P.M., a semi truck hit a van on I-39. The Wisconsin State Patrol said that the semi truck tractor tried avoiding a van that was stuck in traffic, but the two vehicles ended up colliding. The van was thrown from its position and was struck again by another semi truck.
The driver of the van, a 75-year-old Chicago woman, was taken to the University of Wisconsin Hospital along with the driver of one of the semi trucks, a 58-year-old man from Tinley Park.
The driver of the other semi truck, a 57-year-old man from Griffith, Indiana, was uninjured in the accident.
Diesel leaked from one of the semi trucks, and as a result, two of the northbound lanes of I-39 were shut down by the authorities for several hours.
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