Driver Killed in Accident at I-55 in Grundy County, IL

January 5, 2024
Victim's Name(s)
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

I-55, Grundy County, IL

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Illinois State Police
Vehicles Involved
Pickup Truck, SUV, Tractor-trailer
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Pickup Truck, SUV and a Tractor-trailer were involved in a crash

What Happened

Illinois State Police are investigating a crash that killed at least one person involved at I-55 in Grundy County, IL on January 5th, 2024. Police say the incident happened around 9 p.m. According to investigators, a semi-truck alleged to have failed to slow before colliding with the rear of a pickup truck and SUV. The impact is said to have caused the SUV to overturn into a nearby ditch. The driver, who was not publicly identified, suffered fatal injuries at the scene. Reports say a passenger and the driver of the pickup truck were hospitalized with injuries believed to be serious in nature. Additional information was not immediately available.

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