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July 2014 Archives

Truck driver facing charges in fatal Illinois crash

A 51-year-old man was taken into custody and faces charges in connection with a motor vehicle accident that left four people dead, including one minor. The accident occurred on July 21 near Channahon on Interstate 55. According to the Illinois State Police, a tractor-trailer rig was traveling north on the interstate in the left lane at a high rate of speed as it approached a construction zone and caused a chain-reaction crash.

4 dead, 4 injured in interstate truck accident

Four people were killed in a car accident in Illinois when a semi-truck failed to slow down and collided with three vehicles on July 21. According to the report, the crash, which took place on Interstate 55 near Elwood shortly before 2:20 p.m., also left four others with serious injuries.

Illinois pileup kills 1, injures 2, in mid-afternoon pileup

A four-car pileup left a 50-year-old Chicago grandfather dead and injured two other motorists during the lunchtime rush hour on Interstate 80. The car accident occurred around 1:30 p.m. on Friday, July 11. The decedent was pronounced dead at Hazel Crest's Advocate South Suburban Hospital around 2:22 p.m.

Police say construction worker killed by underage drunk driver

A worker at an Illinois construction site was killed when an alleged drunk driver crashed his vehicle at the site. The accident happened on June 21 in Chicago's Southwest Side. According to prosecutors, the driver is a 19-year-old man who had a blood alcohol content of 0.191 percent, which is more than twice the legal limit for adults in Illinois.

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