Two people are recovering from injuries after a tractor-trailer accident in Madison County. It happened just after 8:00 Friday morning.
Police say the semi had been eastbound on I-270 when it left the road just east of the Canal Bridge. The big rig broke through a barrier and rolled down to a construction road where it overturned.
EMS crews treated two people at the scene, including the truck driver.
It's not clear why the driver lost control of the semi or who the other injured person is.
Illinois State Police say 55 year old Mickey Clayton was killed when propane truck he was driving rear-ended a coal truck and caught fire. The accident happened about 2:30 p.m. along County Line Road near Blackstump Road, just east of Steelville.
Firefighters had begun to put the fire out when a propane leak sent them ducking for cover. Moments later, an explosion sent a fireball more than 100 feet into the air. It took about 40 firefighters another hour to get the fire out.
The driver of the coal truck wasn't hurt.
The cause of the crash is still being investigated.
Southbound I-270 was closed for about just over two hours starting just after 4am Monday approaching Highway 370.
There's no word if anyone was injured in the crash.