Updated 06/11/13 – 2:20 p.m.
CHANNAHON, Ill. (SMTW) — A man was killed when the pickup he was driving rear-ended a semi truck early Tuesday on I-55 near southwest suburban Channahon.READ MORE: Chicago’s Speed Cameras Churn Out Hundreds Of Thousands Of Tickets After Rule Change
Michael W. Gruse, 23, of Osceola, Ind., was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:15 a.m., according to the Will County Coroner’s office.
Traffic was stopped through a construction zone about 12:30 a.m. in the northbound lanes of I-55, north of Arsenal Road exit, when a 2004 Dodge Ram pickup rear-ended a 2006 Peterbilt semi, according to Illinois State Police District 5.READ MORE: 'Assemble Chicago' Winner Announced To Create Multi-Use Spaces
The pickup was traveling behind the semi in the right lane when the Peterbilt came to a stop due to heavy traffic in a construction zone. But the pickup did not stop and struck the rear of the semi.
The Illinois Department of Transportation is removing the Arsenal Road overpass and traffic was stopped temporarily for construction, Illinois State Police Sgt. R.A. Caves said.
The driver of the semi and a passenger were not injured, ISP said. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts.MORE NEWS: Here's The Most Commonly Misspelled Word In Illinois Last Year
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