1 Killed, 3 Injured in Truck Accident on I-55 in Grundy County, IL
Grundy County, IL — January 5, 2024, one person was killed and three were injured in a truck accident at approximately 9:00 p.m. along Interstate 55.
According to authorities, a three-vehicle accident which had occurred on the Barack Obama Presidential Expressway, I-55, between the C.R. 7000 and Kennedy Road had reportedly caused a slow traffic situation in the southbound lanes of the interstate.
A southbound 18-wheeler reportedly rear-ended an SUV and a pickup truck, each occupied by two people. This collision caused the SUV to veer off of the roadway, overturning in a roadside ditch. The driver of the SUV incurred fatal injuries, having reportedly been declared deceased at the scene of the accident. The two people from the pickup truck and the victim who had been a passenger in the SUV all sustained suspected severe injuries; they were each transported to local medical centers in order to receive immediate treatment.
The accident is under active investigation by local authorities. Additional details pertaining to this incident—including the identities of those involved—are not available at this point in time.