Raymond Boles Killed in Tractor vs Semi-Truck Accident in Harrisburg, IL

January 6, 2019
Victim's Name(s)
Raymond Boles
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Illinois State Police
Vehicles Involved
Tractor, Semi-Truck
US 45 at Muddy Rd
Direction Traveled
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Victim's vehicle was struck by distracted drivers vehicle travelling at high rate of speed

What Happened

Illinois State Police released the name of the man killed in an accident involving a tractor and a semi-truck in Harrisburg, IL on January 6th, 2019. 60-year-old Raymond Boles was killed when his tractor collided with a semi-truck driven by Kevin Voelker. Police say Voelker, who was traveling at a high rate of speed, was reportedly distracted during the accident. Boles was airlifted to an area hospital where he later died from his injuries. Voelker was charged with failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash and faces potential additional charges.

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