Driver rescued after semi crashes into apartment building in Lansing

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LANSING, Ill. -- Fire officials rescued the driver of a semitrailer after he crashed into an apartment building in Lansing.

The accident, involving an Xtra Lease semi, happened around 5 a.m. Tuesday on Torrence Avenue near 184th Street.

Firefighters worked for three hours to rescue the driver from the cab, which crashed into the front of the building.

The man was transported to University of Chicago Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.  A witness said the driver told her he drifted off to sleep.

One person from the basement apartment of the building was transported to Christ Medical Center with serious injuries.

According to Lansing police, Torrence Avenue is closed in both directions at 184th Street. Avoid the area if possible.

The village is hoping to have the street open by the afternoon rush.

The Red Cross is stepping in to help the families who are now displaced.

This is a developing story. Check back for details.

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