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Six people were hospitalized after a semi-trailer truck plowed into 13 other vehicles on the Stevenson Expressway in Summit, Illinois. (Credit: CBS)

Six Hospitalized After Trucker Falls Asleep, Crashes Into 13 Cars On Stevenson

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.

06/19/2015

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Police: 12-Year-Old Girl Killed In Semi Rollover In Pingree Grove

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.

04/06/2015

Elizabeth Peralta-Luna and her two children, Dylan and Elizabeth. (Family provided photo.)

Family Sues Driver, Trucking Company Over Accident That Killed Mom, 2 Kids

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.

03/10/2015

Crews work to repair a structure holding power lines for Metra Electric District trains, after a semi struck a support post on Sunday. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Service Restored On Metra Electric Branch After Semi Hits Pillar

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.

12/15/2014

A rolled-over semi blocks all four inbound lanes of the Eisenhower Expressway after a crash near Harlem Avenue early Tuesday. (Photo from Network Video Productions)

Eisenhower Lanes Reopen After Beer Truck Crash

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.

04/29/2014

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Man Struck, Killed By Semi In Noble Square

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

04/24/2014

A man and two of his children were killed when their SUV rear-ended a semi-trailer truck on I-65, following an earlier crash involving a tanker truck that rolled over. (Credit: Indiana State Police)

Three Dead In Crash On I-65 Near Roselawn, Ind.

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.

04/15/2014

A semi-trailer truck jackknifed and rolled over across all the northbound lanes of the Tri-State Tollway at Grand Avenue early Monday. (Credit: CBS)

Semi Rolls Over, Blocks Traffic On NB Tri-State

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.

03/10/2014

A semi-trailer truck driving on Interstate 80 in Joliet hit the Center Street overpass after leaving the road early Thursday. (Credit: NVP News)

Driver Injured After Truck Hits I-80 Overpass

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.

11/14/2013

This was the scene of a Metra train that collided with a car carrier truck Monday in Bartlett. (CBS)

Pennsylvania Trucker Charged In Metra Crash In Bartlett

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.

10/24/2013

This truck rear-ended a vehicle on the Stevenson Expressway, near where it merges with the Dan Ryan Expressway, on Oct. 20, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

8 Injured In Crash On Stevenson Expressway

A semi-truck rear-ended a vehicle near where the northbound Stevenson merges with the southbound Dan Ryan Expressway about 11:30 p.m.

10/21/2013

A car-carrying semi-trailer truck crashed on the Dan Ryan Expressway on Oct. 20, 2013, jumping a barrier wall, and landing on the Red Line tracks near 69th Street. (Credit: NVP Video)

Semi-Truck Jumps Wall On Dan Ryan, Lands On Red Line Tracks

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.

10/21/2013

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Two Killed In Chain Reaction Crash On Tri-State

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.

04/18/2013

Illinois State Trooper Killed In Tri-State Tollway Crash

State Trooper Killed In Fiery Crash On Tri-State Tollway

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.

CBS Chicago–03/29/2013

Dan Ryan Crash

3 Truck Crashes In 9 Hours On Dan Ryan Expressway

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.

CBS Chicago–09/27/2011

A semi truck hauling cattle crashed and flipped over on a ramp leading from I-80 to I-294 on May 22, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

More Than Dozen Cows Die In I-80 Semi Wreck

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.

05/23/2011