May 27, 2022

1 critically injured, cattle loose on I-80 after crash in Joliet


One person was critically injured and authorities were wrangling up cattle loose on Interstate 80 after a crash involving a cattle hauler Tuesday in suburban Joliet.

State troopers responded to the three-car crash involving a cattle hauler about 3:40 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of I-80 just east of Houbolt Road, Illinois State Police said.

The driver of the hauler was taken to an area hospital with injuries considered life-threatening, state police said.

Numerous cattle were loose on the interstate, state police said, adding that all eastbound lanes were expected to be shut down from Houbolt Road to Larkin Avenue for an extended period.

No other injuries were reported.

No further information was immediately available.