Pedestrian killed in I-80 crash near Shorewood, Channahon

An Interstate 80 sign is displayed during a press conference at Joliet Junior College. State representatives held a press conference about the Rebuild Illinois project and more specifically the extension of Houbolt Road. Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022 in Joliet.

A passenger who was standing outside of a pick-up truck on Interstate 80 near Shorewood and Channahon was killed in a crash involving a semitrailer and another pick-up truck.

After police responded to the crash shortly after 7 a.m. on Friday, the passenger was hospitalized for life-threatening injuries, according to a statement from Illinois State Police.

The passenger then died from those injuries, police said.

Before the crash occurred, the passenger’s pick-up truck was stopped in the right lane of traffic on I-80, police said. The pick-up truck was hauling a trailer with a boat and it had been involved in a separate crash.

In front of the vehicle was a second pick-up truck that was also hauling a trailer with a boat, police said.

A semitrailer traveling in the right lane of traffic then struck the rear of the first pick-up truck, subsequently striking the passenger and the second pick-up truck, police said.