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Fatal crash on I-39 northbound, road closures expected

Published On: Apr 18 2014 10:29:07 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 19 2014 11:24:07 AM CDT
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Illinois State Police said it is investigating a fatal crash involving three cars on Interstate 39 northbound.

One vehicle burst into flames, resulting in a fatality, according to the alert. The crash happened at 8:38 p.m. Friday.

All I-39 northbound lanes near the crash site were blocked. Northbound traffic was diverted via I-39 northbound at milepost 93 to IL 251, according to the report.

The Illinois State Police said in an alert Friday at 10 p.m. that motorists should anticipate I-39 northbound to be closed for "the next several hours while the crash scene is investigated."

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