DEVELOPING STORY: A 30-mile stretch of Interstate 55 south of Springfield, Illinois has been shut down after a dust storm caused a massive pileup. More than 100 cars and trucks were involved in the crash. At least five people were reportedly killed and dozens more have been injured. The backup on the interstate reaches more than 20 miles. Panhandle School District #2 confirmed they sent two school buses to help transport people from the crash. Divernon City Hall is being used as a reunification post for families of people involved in the crash. Watch videos from the scene below and click here to follow Todd’s Rumble television channel.
Pray for those involved in 100+ vehicle collision on I-55 in central Illinois. pic.twitter.com/ll9awNpOhP— Mike The Free Range Tax Slave (@Grigzyyy) May 1, 2023
Massive pileup on I-55 south of Springfield, Illinois has closed the interstate for nearly 30 miles. Blowing dust off freshly plowed fields led to very low visibility#ilwx— Nick Hausen (@NickHausenWx) May 1, 2023
🎥: Nathan Cormier pic.twitter.com/im7QLE8BTp
#BREAKING: There has been a pileup, involving more than 100 vehicles, on I-55 near Springfield, Illinois. Fatalities and injuries reported. #BreakingNews pic.twitter.com/2RZa8BXM32— Breaking 4 News (@Breaking_4_News) May 1, 2023
NEW VIDEO: Dust is being blamed for this major pile-up on I-55 south of Springfield, IL today.— WeatherNation (@WeatherNation) May 1, 2023
Reports are showing the backup is now 20+ miles long. We'll have more details on this story as it develops. #ILwx pic.twitter.com/3BDUqHHbhr