Driver rescued after semi-truck crashes into gas station in far south suburbs

A semi-truck crashed into a gas station in the far south suburbs, possibly causing a gas leak, after the driver suffered a medical emergency.

The crash happened around 4:30 p.m. Friday at a BP gas station on Dixie Highway in Momence.

The driver of the truck suffered a medical emergency and veered off the road, struck a light pole and a steel sign pole at BP and then went into the building, according to Momence Fire Department. 

On Saturday, the Momence Fire Protection District gave more details on the driver's condition. 

The driver was able to be rescued from the semi without extrication after the crash, according to officials. 

One worker and one customer were inside the gas station at the time of the crash, but they were not injured.

Due to concerns of a possible fuel leak after the crash, Kankakee County sheriff's deputies closed the area to drivers. 

Drivers in the area were urged to find an alternate route and to avoid the area. 

The gas station did sustain extensive damage and a towing company was able to remove the semi from the building.