Woman Killed in Truck Hit-and-run Accident on I-55 in Collinsville, IL
Collinsville, IL -- October 1, 2022, a woman was killed following an accident where a truck hit her on I-55, then left the scene.
Authorities indicated that the incident happened at around 8:50 p.m. along I-55 near mile marker 8.
It appears that a woman was along southbound lanes of I-55 outside of a disabled vehicle. While returning to the vehicle, authorities say, a commercial truck hit the woman. That truck continued driving and left the scene.
The woman was taken to a hospital where she later died. No further information about the accident is available at this time.
Commentary on Truck Hit-and-run Accident on I-55 in Collinsville
When it comes to situations like this, it's vital to keep the details in the public eye as much as possible. Someone is often able to connect the dots and come forward with helpful information.
A while back, for example, a couple saw our reports on a hit-and-run, and it turned out they recorded the truck driver's info. In fact, they only stopped following the truck because the driver saw them and literally tried to run them off the road.
While those folks went to the police, their details got lost in the shuffle somehow, and authorities never followed up. Thanks to them coming forward, an identity for the runaway driver finally came to light. It's possible that similar efforts could yield similar results here.