A woman suffered serious injuries but is expected to survive after she crashed into the rear of a stopped semi-truck on Interstate 94 near Wadsworth.
The Illinois State Police, Newport Fire Protection District and Gurnee Fire Department responded around 4:49 p.m. Sunday to Interstate 94 north of Wadsworth Road for a vehicle crash.
An Illinois State Police spokesperson said District 15 units found a semi-truck and a car involved in a crash in the westbound lanes of Interstate 94 near mile marker 3.5.
The driver of the semi-truck reported that he was stopped on the right shoulder when an SUV crashed into the rear of his vehicle, according to police radio communications.
A woman was trapped inside the SUV and state troopers initially believed she suffered life-threatening injuries.
She was transported by ambulance to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.
The state police spokesperson said the victim’s injuries ended up not being life-threatening.
The two right lanes of westbound Interstate 94 were closed for a crash investigation immediately following the incident.
All lanes were reopened approximately three hours later at 8 p.m., state police said.