ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Illinois State Police say to avoid northbound Interstate 55 in the Metro-East, due to a major accident.

Troopers say a commercial vehicle and seven others are involved, near the Route 143 exit in Madison County.

Helicopters were brought in to transport victims to hospitals.

Again, that crash is on northbound I-55 at 143 in Madison County, Illinois. All northbound lanes are closed.

Traffic is begin diverted onto Interstate 70.

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