2 killed in multi-vehicle crash on I-80 in Morris

CRASH ON I-80 | CREDIT: Robert Hernandez

Two people were killed in a five-vehicle crash on Interstate 80 in Morris Friday afternoon.

At about 4:52 p.m., a 2016 black Toyota Corolla, a 2019 white Freightliner truck tractor semi-trailer and a 2022 white Freightliner truck tractor semi-trailer were traveling westbound on I-80 near milepost 109, Illinois State Police said.

A 2003 red Volvo truck tractor semi-trailer and another 2022 white Freightliner truck track semi-trailer were traveling eastbound on I-80 near milepost 109.

CREDIT: Robert Hernandez


The driver of the black Toyota Corolla struck the back of the 2019 white Freightliner in the left lane, which caused the Corolla to travel through the center median into the eastbound lanes and strike the 2022 White Freightliner, ISP said.

The 2022 Freightliner then rolled over across the center median into the westbound lanes and struck the other 2022 Freightliner.

The Red Volvo semi-trailer was hit by debris from the crash, police said.

The driver and passenger in the Corolla were killed in the crash.

No other injuries were reported.

Interstate 80 was closed in both directions until about 5 a.m. Saturday.