There is little that is more mournful and tragic than the needless death of a young person or a child. The loss of promise that a young life holds is heartbreaking for not only for the immediate family but also for the community. Three Illinois families are now seeking answers after three teenagers were recently killed in a tragic truck accident.
When a car and a loaded garbage truck collide, the occupants of the smaller vehicle are very likely to suffer serious injuries. This was the case in a recent truck accident that sadly took the lives of two men from Illinois.
Illinois police recently worked to reconstruct a truck accident that occurred in the southbound lanes of Interstate 55 shortly after 11 p.m. on May 8. Sadly, the crash resulted in the deaths of both drivers.
An Illinois interstate was closed on March 17 for approximately 10 hours after two semi-trucks crashed. The fiery truck accident occurred on Interstate 70 near Brownstown in Fayette County. Sadly, one driver died, and the other was seriously injured in the collision.
After receiving a call from a friend who had run out of gas, a 67-year-old man in the St. Louis area drove to a section of road on Interstate 55 to help. The man pulled his vehicle in front of his friend's, which was parked on the left shoulder of the roadway. The 67-year-old was putting gas in his friend's car when he was struck by an 18-wheeler that was travelling in the far left lane. The truck driver told police that he hadn't seen the victim before the collision. Sadly, the 67-year-old man died as a result of his injuries.