Jackknifed semi, carrying thousands of pounds of pork, blocks I-44


Parts of I-44 eastbound are blocked after a semi is involved in a crash.

The crash happened around 4:14 a.m. on I-44 near State Highway 66. The eastbound lanes of the interstate are currently closed, as are the I-44 on-rams from May Ave and Penn Ave.

Officials aren't sure what led to the wreck, but say there is a diesel spill and hazmat teams are on-scene.

The truck was reportedly carrying 42,000 pounds of pork products. Police are asking drivers to avoid the area.

It's unclear if there are injuries involved.

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