BELVIDERE, Ill. (CBS) — A suspected hit-and-run driver is under arrest after a fatal accident on Interstate 90 Monday morning.
As WBBM Newsradio’s Regine Schlesinger reports, Illinois State Police spokeswoman Monique Bond said a man was found lifeless next to his white pick-up truck on the shoulder of the road on eastbound I-90 near Genoa Road Monday morning.
LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Regine Schlesinger reports
A witness reported seeing the man hit by a semi that had the words, “Graphic Arts,” on its side.
Twenty minutes later, a state trooper caught up with the truck driver at a toll plaza 28 miles away and took him into custody.
A Lifeline helicopter was brought in to airlift the victim, but he died of his injuries.
So far, the victim is identified only as a 45-year-old man, and the suspect remains unidentified as he has not been charged.