This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

HAMEL, Il. _The site of a deadly multi- vehicle crash is finally clear, eight hours after the accident. Two sisters from Staunton were killed and 12 others were hurt in the wreck that happened 6:15 p.m. Tuesday along southbound Interstate 55 near mile maker 27.

The sisters were 17 and 20-years-old.

Witnesses tell Illinois State Police a tractor trailer headed south on I-55 hit seven other vehicles at highway speeds.

The scene wasn’t clear until 2:15 a.m.

Previous coverage: Fatal accident shuts down I-55 near Hamel IL