At least 3 killed in I-80 crash involving 3 semis

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OTTAWA, Ill. -- At least three people died in a multi-vehicle crash on westbound I-80 near Ottawa, IL Monday afternoon, according to Illinois State Police.

Police say the crash involved six vehicles including three semi-trailer trucks, a CSX hi-rail utility truck, a tire hauling truck, and a passenger car. One of the fatalities was from within a semi while two others were from the passenger car.

Westbound lanes are closed at this time but eastbound lanes are open. Traffic is being rerouted off of the interstate on to Route 71.

Illinois State Police are leading an investigation into what caused the crash.