Kankakee, IL (December 18, 2019) – A Gardner man was killed following a crash with an 18-wheeler on Tuesday, December 16th. The crash occurred on IL-113 near the intersection with 3900W Road. The deceased victim was identified as Terry A. Rosenthal, 64.
According to an initial investigation, Rosenthal was traveling on IL-113 EB in a 2009 Chevy Cobalt when he left the roadway. Rosenthal over-corrected and was struck by a westbound 2013 Freightliner semi traveling on the highway. Rosenthal was pronounced dead at the scene.
No other information is currently available. Local authorities are conducting an investigation into the accident.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Terry A. Rosenthal at this time.
18-Wheeler Accidents in Illinois
There are over 11 million semi-trucks traveling on American roadways annually. In just 2016, there were more than 475,000 reported collisions involving commercial vehicles. 90 percent of these crashes were due to driver error.
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