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Construction Zone Accident Leaves at Least One Dead

A crash involving a dump truck and a semi-truck on Illinois Route 1/17 has left at least one person dead. The accident, which occurred on the morning of Thursday, September 26th, occurred when a dump truck was stopped by a construction crew flagman. After a passenger vehicle stopped behind the dump truck, a semi-truck traveling at high speed crashed into both vehicles, crushing the passenger vehicle against the dump truck. A fourth vehicle crashed while trying to avoid the accident.

At the time of news reports, at least one individual was suspected dead, though police were not certain how many victims may have been in the vehicle. The drivers of both trucks were taken to a nearby hospital, and one had been released by the afternoon.

The thoughts of all of us at Spiros Law, P.C., go out to all those involved in the accident and the family of the deceased.