Truck fire and multiple big rig crash shuts down southbound I-94

In Gurnee, Illinois. Avoid the area!

Multiple lanes of southbound I-94 in Gurnee, Illinois, are closed after a truck fire and a crash involving several commercial vehicles.

Multiple lanes of southbound I-94 in Gurnee, Illinois, are closed after a truck fire and a crash involving several commercial vehicles.

The crash was reported just before 11 a.m. in the southbound lanes of  I-94/I-294 near Route 21.

WGNTV reports that at least five trucks collided. Footage from the scene shows that one truck was badly burned.

The number and nature of injuries caused by the crash is still unknown.

Illinois State Police are investigating the cause of the crash.

Four lanes of the Tri-State Tollway were shut down because of the crash. Authorities are asking drivers to avoid the area.

This is a developing story.