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August 2014 Archives

Illinois man facing aggravated DUI charges in drowning deaths

On Aug. 25, a 21-year-old man pleaded not guilty in a DuPage County court to nine total counts of aggravated DUI stemming from a fatal accident in Naperville. If convicted, the man may receive a prison sentence of six to 28 years, reportedly.

Illinois truck driver in critical condition after crash

An Aug. 13 crash in St. Clair County involving a semi-truck injured two people, authorities reported. The incident occurred at about 8:30 a.m. near St. Libory on Venedy Road and Illinois Road 15. Police say that debris from the wreckage was scattered approximately 100 yards around the scene.

5th person dies as result of Illinois truck accident

A fifth individual who was involved in a tractor-trailer accident in July along Interstate 55 was declared dead on Wednesday, Aug. 6. A 64-year-old man from Urbana was pronounced dead at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood after suffering injuries in a chain-reaction incident that was triggered when a semi-truck was speeding and trying to change lanes. Illinois State Police said that the truck struck two cars and a van that were stopped in a construction zone. Four women who were involved in the accident were declared dead on the scene.

GM may have ignored warnings that could have prevented deaths

People in DuPage County, Illinois, may have heard about the widely reported recall by General Motors started in February 2014 due to faulty ignition switches causing a range of dangerous issues. Yet, a series of accidents that were purportedly caused by the switches had been reported to the automaker from rental car companies years ago.

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