• November 16, 2022

One Killed in Truck Accident on Route 38 in DeKalb County, IL

DeKalb County, IL -- November 14, 2022, one person was killed following an accident where a vehicle crashed with a farm truck on Route 38.

Initial details said that the accident happened at around 5:30 p.m. along Route 38 near the intersection of Willrett Road outside of Malta. Officials said that a car was traveling along the road when it crashed into a farm truck which was slowing to make a turn. Due to the collision, one person in the car sustained fatal injuries. Right now, additional details about the accident are unavailable.

Commentary on Truck Accident on Route 38 in DeKalb County

DeKalb County, IL Truck Accident Kills 1 on Route 38 near Willrett

People see a rear-end collision, and they tend to just assume the rear driver did something wrong. That's entirely possible, but it's important to actually consider the whole context. For example, I was looking into a crash a while back where police blamed someone for rear-ending an 18-wheeler. However, further investigations revealed the 18-wheeler had merged onto a dark highway without its lights on.

While I'm not saying anything like that happened here, it's important to consider the possibility of unusual circumstances like that. If nothing else, it can be an important step toward ensuring a victim's loved ones are getting the full story.

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