One Killed in Collision with 18-Wheeler on Interstate 88 in Kane County, IL
Kane County, IL — January 18, 2023, a 27-year-old woman died in a collision with a tractor-trailer on Interstate 88 in Kane County.
Authorities say the incident happened around 4:00 a.m. on I-88 near mile marker 118 and Mitchell Road. Preliminary investigation suggests only that the victim was driving a passenger vehicle on the highway when she somehow crashed into the back of an 18-wheeler. After the impact the car reportedly ran into the grass on the roadside.
The car's driver was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.
The investigation is ongoing. No further information is currently available.
Folks sometimes think the fault for a rear-end collision like this lies with the striking driver basically by default, but jumping straight to that conclusion means ignoring all the ways such a crash could actually be out of that person's control.
That's why it's important to investigate more carefully and learn all the facts after just about any kind of crash—especially one with a commercial truck, which often has unique complications and hurdles. That woman's loved ones deserve no less than the whole story, and right now they may not feel like they have it. I just hope authorities will take the time and care needed to help them learn the truth.