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Russell Road and I-94 (Photo illustration, Chicago Tribune)

A truck-car crash tonight on the Tri-State tollway near the Wisconsin state line left one person dead, authorities said.

The crash also closed the northbound lanes of the tollway for a little while just before 8 p.m. near the mile marker 1, just south of the Wisconsin line, according to Illinois state police.

The Lake County coroner's office was called to the crash on I-94 just north of Russell Road to investigate the death of one person in the crash.

Traffic was snarled in the area but was beginning to get by the area again a little after 8 p.m. while the investigation continued, state police said.

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