An Indiana woman was killed early Wednesday morning when her vehicle was struck by a truck in South Suburban Crete, IL. The fatal Chicago area truck accident occurred at the intersection of Sterger Road and Route 394 in the Crete Township. According to reports, a southbound truck on Route 394 failed to stop at the intersection colliding with a Chrysler sedan that was eastbound on Steger Rd. The driver of the sedan was pronounced dead at the scene of the fatal Chicago truck crash at 7:10 a.m. There were no other passengers in the Chicago car accident victim’s vehicle.
The driver of the truck was issued a citation for disobeying a traffic control device and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident. He was reportedly hauling hogs when the fatal south suburban car accident occurred. The crash reportedly started in Cook County and ended in Will County prompting State Police District Chicago to investigate the accident. The Will County coroner has performed an autopsy on the Chicago car crash victim and determined that the death resulted from injuries sustained in the crash. The circumstances surrounding the fatal crash are still being investigated.
Chicago area vehicle accidents involving trucks tend to be more serious than others. If you or someone you know has been involved in a Chicago area truck accident or you would like more information relative to truck accidents in Illinois, contact the Klest Injury Law Firm today.