Truck crash closes I-90 for more than 6 hours

Interstate 90 near Hampshire was closed for several hours Wednesday after a semitrailer crashed into a construction median and caught fire, Illinois State Police said.

Trooper Michelle Kistulinec said the crash occurred about 5:30 a.m., and the road was tied up until after noon.

Kistulinec said the truck driver, William M. Nichols, 27, was charged with improper lane use, driving while fatigued and failure to reduce speed. Kistulinec did not have Nichols’ town.

Nichols was going east on I-90 when the accident occurred.

He was taken to a hospital with minor injuries and has been released, Kistulinec said.

Debris from the crash also struck a pickup truck going west. The driver of the pickup, Eloy Arce-Rosales, 48, was not hurt.

– Joseph Bustos