Semi-Trucks Collide On I-69 – Road Shutdown

A crash on westbound I-69 Wednesday morning has caused westbound I-69 to be shut down because of debris. According to St. Clair County Sheriff Tim Donnellon, deputies were called to westbound I-69 east of Braidwood shortly after 2:00 a.m.  The driver of a car hauling semi lost control on icy conditions, went off the road to the right, then jackknifed across both lanes of traffic.  Another semi, hauling aluminum shavings approached the car hauler, tried to avoid the crash, but its trailer struck the front of the car hauler.  The crash caused tons of aluminum shavings to be spilled all over the freeway.  The car hauler was coming from Brampton Ontario, heading to Flint.  The truck carrying aluminum shavings was coming from London Ontario, heading to Coldwater. Neither driver was injured.  Both are being cited for careless driving.  Westbound I-69 is closed from M-19 to Riley Center and the freeway reopened shortly after 9 a.m. following cleanup of the shavings.