Prosecutors said Francisco Espinal-Quiroz was driving at least 15 mph faster than the posted construction zone speed limit at the time of the crash, and there was no evidence that he applied the brakes before the crash, although it was not clear if he fell asleep at the wheel.
A woman described by friends and family as a “supermom,” and another mom who was driving to work on her day off were among the five people killed Monday afternoon in a pair of crashes on Interstate 55.
A 51-year-old truck driver has been charged with speeding just before a deadly crash on I-55 near Channahon on Monday; one of two wrecks that killed five people.
A man was killed when a pickup he was driving rear-ended a semi truck early Tuesday on I-55 near southwest suburban Channahon.
Arsenal Road, from I-55 to Baseline Road in Elwood, has been temporarily closed due to an incident at the ExxonMobil Joliet Refinery.