At least 1 dead after crash involving 3 semis on EB I-80

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JOLIET, Ill. -- At least one person is dead after three semi trucks were involved in a crash on eastbound Interstate 80 just west of Larkin.

It happened just after 6 a.m. Tuesday. One vehicle was fully engulfed in flames. State police say one driver is dead and another driver had to be airlifted from the scene.

Police say I-80 eastbound lanes will be shut down for at least a couple of hours. Westbound lanes were also shut down for a time but are now back open.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.