Illinois State Police are investigating a fatal crash between two semi-trucks early Sunday on westbound Interstate 80 at mile post 22.

The accident happened at 4:47 a.m. when one semi-truck was parked on the shoulder of Interstate 80 westbound at mile post 22. The other semi-truck, which was traveling westbound on Interstate 80, struck the rear of the first truck.

The driver who was traveling westbound was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a news release from the Illinois State Police.

Interstate 80 westbound between Atkinson and Geneseo was closed for several hours.

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Charges may be filed pending an investigation. No other details were available late Sunday.

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