Deadly crash closes portions of I-80 during rush hour

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JOLIET, Ill. -- A section of I-80 has reopened after am accident shut down the highway during the evening rush hour.

The accident happened on eastbound I-80 near Briggs in Joliet.

Police say two vehicles slammed into each other and spun out across two lanes.

State troopers say the accident was fatal but they did not elaborate any more than that.

The collision backed up traffic for miles.

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