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I-74 crash blocks traffic in Knox County

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Helicopter landing as I-74 traffic remains blocked, 8-19-14, WQAD Photo by Megan Noe

Helicopter landing as I-74 traffic remains blocked, 8-19-14, WQAD Photo by Megan Noe

A crash on I-74 south of Woodhull blocked traffic in the westbound lanes for more than an hour.

A spokesperson from the Illinois State Police said a crash happened shortly before 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 19, 2014, causing a traffic block. First responders on scene were waiting for a medical helicopter to land.

News 8 crews saw a semi turned over. The driver was reportedly airlifted from the scene.

The roadway reopened around 5:45 p.m., but remained backed up. I-74 was down to one lane near the crash site.