I-74 reopened early Friday after a crash involving two semi trailers

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PEORIA COUNTY, Il. (WMBD) — I-74 was shut down for around 9 hours after a crash involving two semi trailers.

Illinois State Police said 36-year-old  Anthony Abernathy of Mississippi was traveling westbound near milepost 84 around 5:00 p.m. Thursday, when they cross the median and struck a semi traveling in the eastbound lane.

Abernathy was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the other semi, 58-year-old Scott  Williams of Indiana, was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries.

I-71 was reopened around 3:15 Friday morning.

The case remains under investigation and no charges have been issued yet.

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