I-70 Westbound near the St. Elmo exit is back open, but will be down to one lane for several hours, following an early morning fatal crash. The crash, which Illinois State Police say occurred about 5:25 am this morning, is still being investigated at this time. And, the ISP encourages motorist to avoid the area if at all possible. The State Police adds more details will be released as the investigation develops. State Police say the crash involved 3 vehicles.