Two Killed in Tractor-Trailer Accident on I-80 in Morris, IL
Morris, IL -- August 12, 2022, two people were killed due to an accident where multiple tractor-trailers and a car collided on I-80.
Investigators reported that the crash took place at approximately 4:52 p.m. across both lanes of the interstate near mile marker 109.
According to reports, it appears a Toyota Corolla somehow collided with the back of a Freightliner tractor-trailer on westbound lanes. This caused the Toyota to run across the median and into oncoming lanes. The car then collided with another tractor-trailer, and that tractor trailer careened across the median, hitting a third 18-wheeler.
due to the crash, two people in the Toyota had fatal injuries. Reports did not identify them. No other injuries were reported. At this time, additional details are unavailable.
Commentary on Fatal Tractor-Trailer Accident on I-80 in Morris
When people see a driver rear-end an 18-wheeler, they tend to think that automatically puts that driver at fault. While that is often the case, it's important folks avoid jumping to conclusions. There are obviously situations where someone rear-ends another vehicle where it would be ridiculous to blame them.
What if the 18-wheeler cut them off? What if they were forced over by another reckless driver? What if they suffered a medical emergency? What if their vehicle experienced some kind of mechanical issue? Likely or not, two people lost their lives here. That alone should warrant some prudence until there can be more thorough independent investigations into what happened here.