Police in Joliet report that two semitrucks crashed on Interstate 80 at Houbolt Road. Illinois state police say that a truck-tractor that was hauling a trailer on the ramp from Houbolt Road west onto Interstate 80 was hit by another semitruck that was traveling west on Interstate 80. One of the people inside one of the trucks died. Two other people involved in the semitruck accident were treated and then released. The left and right lanes on westbound Interstate 80 at Houbolt Road had to remain closed until the following morning for investigation and cleanup purposes. The westbound traffic was detoured to Larkin Avenue.
A 25-year-old woman died from multiple blunt force traumas when the car that she was a passenger in crashed in a single-car accident on Illinois State Route 251 by the intersection of County Road 900 North in El Paso, Illinois, on Feb. 23. It is alleged that the car accident was caused by the 29-year-old driver's being intoxicated, speeding and changing lanes improperly. Upon entering the intersection of County Road 900 North and Illinois State Route 251, the car crashed and caused the 25-year-old passenger to be ejected. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Three of the other occupants were injured in the accident.