Three dead after I-39 semi truck crash, fire

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UPDATE 4:11 p.m. Friday

McLean County Coroner Kathy Davis said 43-year-old Guy L. Favorite IV, of St. Charles, Missouri was one of the victims.

Investigation and scientific identification of the other two decedents remains ongoing at this time. 

This incident remains under investigation by the McLean County Coroner’s Office and the Illinois State Police. No further information is being released at this tim

UPDATE 8:03 a.m. Wednesday

Crews on the scene tell WMBD three people are dead after this morning’s crash and fire.

They believe the two semi trucks crashed head-on before catching fire. There’s no word at this time when the southbound lanes of I-39 near Hudson will reopen.

UPDATE 7:47 a.m. Wednesday

McLean County Coroner’s Office is on the scene.

Two semi trucks are reported on fire Wednesday morning on southbound I-39 near the Hudson exit. One truck was reported to be in the ditch and the other is on the road. Facebook posts from witnesses on the scene are saying the fire started as an explosion. 

Right now, traffic is being re-directed as fire crews are working to put out the fire.

This story will be updated. 

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