Five people, including a truck driver from north suburban Lake Zurich, were killed overnight, when a tanker truck caused a chain reaction crash on Interstate 65 near Lafayette, Indiana.
The crash happened around 3:40 a.m., when an Illinois State Police trooper was conducing nightly lane closures for road construction work in the northbound lanes near 1st Avenue in southwest suburban Summit. Thirteen vehicles were stopped on the Stevenson, when a truck plowed into them.
Police said Dior Turner, of South Bend, Indiana, was driving a semi-trailer truck west on U.S. Route 20, when it left the road at Reinking Road, and rolled on its side around 5:15 a.m.
Elizabeth Peralta-Luna, 30, was walking hand-in-hand with her two children – 9-year-old Elizabeth and 4-year-old Dylan – in the 4300 block of South Ashland Avenue on Friday, when a truck making a left turn hit all three of them.
The driver of a semi heading south in the 7400 block of South Exchange struck a pillar holding electrical wires overhead about 5:30 p.m., according to Metra and Chicago Police officials.
The crash, which involved the beer truck and a passenger vehicle, occurred about 2:30 a.m. in the inbound lanes of Interstate 290 near Harlem Avenue, according to Illinois State Police.
A truck driver who had just been involved in a minor crash with a minivan was standing outside his own truck to take pictures of the damage caused by the crash when he was run over by another truck
A father and two of his children were killed overnight, when their SUV rear-ended a semi-trailer truck on Interstate 65 in northwest Indiana.
A semi-trailer truck rolled over on the northbound Tri-State Tollway, spilling its load of plastic beads, and snarling the morning commute early Monday.
The semi was westbound on I-80 when the driver left the road for an unknown reason and hit the Center Street overpass about 12:20 a.m.
Volodimyr Matkivski, 41, of Warminster, Pa., was cited for ignoring a posted sign warning motorists about the 22-foot clearance between the tracks and Bartlett Road.
A semi-truck rear-ended a vehicle near where the northbound Stevenson merges with the southbound Dan Ryan Expressway about 11:30 p.m.
A car-carrying semi-truck jumped the concrete wall separating the Dan Ryan Expressway from the CTA Red Line Sunday night, landing on the newly repaired tracks and damaging the third rail.
Illinois State Police spokeswoman Monique Bond said, according to preliminary reports, a truck rear-ended a car on I-294 near Lake Street sometime between 5:45 a.m. and 6 a.m. on Thursday.
The trooper’s squad car was rear-ended by a semi-trailer truck around 11 p.m. Thursday in the southbound lanes of Interstate 294 near Willow Road.
Two trucks collided and jackknifed overnight, spilling fuel and a load of candy, in one of three accidents involving trucks on the expressway in a period of about nine hours.
A south suburban interstate ramp was reopened Sunday night, eight hours after a semi truck hauling cattle overturned — leaving more than a dozen dead animals and others roaming the road.