Incidents on the roadways claim many lives every year in Illinois. In many cases, the driver of the vehicle may be found guilty of traffic law violations. One of the leading causes of car crashes is distracted driving, which includes driving while intoxicated or driving under the influence. In rare cases, collision may be caused by the improper maintenance of roads or weather conditions.
News sources are revealing more information in the ongoing investigation of the fatal I-55 crash caused by a 51-year-old driver in a tragic chain reaction that killed four people and injured four others
A tragic incident involving a motorcycle and a pickup truck near Bloomington, Illinois, has claimed the life of a LeRoy woman. Bloomington Fire Department arrived at crash site to provide assistance to officers.
An accident involving a milk truck, a pickup truck and another vehicle on Illinois Route 140 has resulted in one fatality. Authorities said the truck carrying a load of milk was on its way to Dean's Milk plant in O'Fallon, Illinois.
A tragic accident involving a school bus and an automobile occurred on Old Route 66 near Towanda, resulting in one fatality. No students were on the bus at the time of the accident. The county coroner was summoned to the scene.
Police officials are still trying to determine the cause of a severe automobile crash near the intersection of Broadway and Hazel in Aurora. The investigation is ongoing, but so far, police have not been able to get a statement due to the severity of the injuries resulting from the incident. One witness claimed a relative heard a loud noise outside and went out to see police and fire vehicles at the scene. The damage was so extreme that passengers had to be extracted with emergency equipment.
The area in Illinois' regional neighbor, Minnesota, called Cambridge is mourning the death of a young victim killed in an automobile accident. While some peaceful residents live their lives quietly and without public notice, this is not so in the case of the young man whose death will be felt for some time.
Urbana police have released a report stating a truck, traveling on Lincoln Avenue near Nevada Street, struck two university students, resulting in one fatality. According to investigating detectives, the driver of the truck, a 58-year-old Urbana resident, was driving erratically at 10:00 a.m., swerving onto sidewalks, plowing down street signs and hitting a vehicle sitting in standing traffic on the busy street.
One individual died at the scene of a crash last week involving a semi-truck and a dump truck near Momence. According to authorities, one of the four vehicles involved burst into flames near a construction zone. The incident caused the closing of Illinois Route 1/17 until after 3:00 p.m.
Two young sisters, ages 3 and 5, their 27-year-old mother from Merryville, their aunt and two cousins were among the seven killed in a tragic, three-vehicle crash Thursday evening, August 15. The accident took place near the treacherous 230 mile stretch in Jasper County. State troopers reported another victim was from Atlanta. Most of those killed were on their way home from Indianapolis when the accident occurred. Families of the seven victims are struggling with the devastating news.