I-57 southbound in Franklin County reopened after deadly 2-vehicle crash

I-57 is open in Franklin County, Ill. after a deadly crash.
Published: Sep. 22, 2023 at 7:32 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 22, 2023 at 10:04 AM CDT
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FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ill. (KFVS) - One person was killed in a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 57 just north of the Whittington/Sesser exit in Franklin County.

The crash was reported shortly before 5:30 a.m. on Friday, September 22.

According to Illinois State Police, a vehicle traveling northbound went off the interstate, crossed into the center median and into the southbound lanes where it hit another vehicle.

This was at the 76.5 mile marker.

ISP said the driver of the southbound vehicle was killed in the crash and their passenger was taken to an area hospital with injuries.

The driver and passengers in the first vehicle were also taken to an area hospital with injuries.

ISP said I-57 southbound was shutdown at mile marker 76 for several hours and traffic was detoured.

All lanes were back open to traffic before 10 a.m.