Man Killed After Crashing Into Construction Vehicle On I-90

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (STMW) – An Algonquin man was killed after crashing into a construction vehicle parked on the shoulder of Interstate 90 near Schaumburg Wednesday morning.

Raymond Ragaldo, 40, of Algonquin, was pronounced dead at 12:18 p.m. at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said.

The crash happened about 11:35 am. on I-90 near mile marker 64, Illinois State Police Tollway District Sgt. Nizar Hasan said.

A construction vehicle was parked just outside the construction zone performing some work on the left shoulder when a black 2001 Honda CRV, driven by Ragaldo, veered onto the left shoulder, striking the unoccupied construction vehicle, Hasan said.

Ragaldo was wearing his seatbelt and the airbag was deployed. He was taken to Lutheran General Hospital with life-threatening injuries but soon died, Hasan said.

No passengers were inside his vehicle and it’s unclear why he crashed into the construction vehicle.

No construction workers were hurt in the crash, he said.

© Sun-Times Media Wire Chicago Sun-Times 2011. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

  • Tanya Livingston

    Pay attention when you drive. Look down the road, not just the car immediately in front or you. Get the big picture and maintain a four second follwoing distance. In addtion, this sounds like a violation of Scott’s law. Move over, slow down when approaching emergency or construction vehicles.

  • Glenn Amboy

    I’m sorry Tanya that you feel that way. I’m sure that there are many people who feel the way you do, but Ray is a friend of mine and loved by many. He is also a father, a son, a brother, friend and many other things. There are other words that I would like to write and tell you how I feel, but right now I am mourning the loss of my friend.

  • Joanna Grant

    I didn’t know Ray but I was driving by when the paramedics arrived on the scene. I said a few prayers for him! Safety works both ways. We are somewhat raillroaded through the contruction zones with narrow lanes and semis closing in on both sides. Who can see anything? My heart goes out to those close to Ray and all who tried to help.

  • Mark

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  • Gabe

    Toxicology report please.

  • John

    Ray just got off from his graveyard shift and heading home to see his kids… A daily routine.

blog comments powered by Disqus
Daily Weather Reports Delivered To You!SIGN UP NOW: Get daily weather reports every morning from meteorologist Steve Baskerville!
CBS Sports Radio RoundupGet your latest sports talk from across the country.

Listen Live