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One-vehicle crash on I-88 slowed Tuesday morning commute

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HILLSDALE, Illinois — A crash on west-bound Interstate 88 on Tuesday, Aug. 15, snarled traffic for several hours.

The crash happened around 6:40 a.m. near Mile Marker 9. According to Illinois State Police, a semi-trailer driven by Paul Abernathy, 42, or Machesney Park, Illinois, swerved and entered the interstate median, then over-corrected and crossed over both lanes of traffic and overturned, blocking the highway.

Drivers were backed up for miles because of the crash.

Police had drivers doing a U-turn on the interstate and rerouting them back eastbound to avoid the crash.

The driver was reportedly okay.

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