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Pedestrian, State Trooper hurt in ‘serious traffic crash’ near Lemont

LEMONT --A pedestrian and State Police trooper were hospitalized after a “serious traffic crash” on Interstate 55 near Lemont.

A vehicle traveling south on Interstate 55 struck the center median wall and then a female pedestrian walking away from a different crash scene already being investigated by State Police about 5:25 p.m. near Woodward Avenue in Lemont, according to an alert from Illinois State Police.

The pedestrian was thrown into the northbound lanes and the vehicle continued south and struck the State Police vehicle.

The pedestrian and a passenger inside the State Police vehicle were hospitalized, State Police said.

North and south lane on I-55 south of Woodward Avenue were closed for more than three hours, but all lanes were opened by 9 p.m.



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