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Crash with Semi-Truck Kills Momence Man

A Momence man died after his truck collided with semi-truck on Monday evening.

Robert Sheehan, 78, was driving southbound on 8500 East Road on December 3rd. At 6:02 p.m. he began to cross at the intersection of 8500 East and Route 17 when his truck was struck by an eastbound semi-truck on Rt. 17. Sheehan’s body was ejected out of his vehicle.

Sheehan and the driver of the semi were taken to Riverside Medical Center. Sheehan was pronounced dead at 6:55 p.m. while the truck driver, who had no complaints of injury, was sent for an evaluation. Both lanes of Route 17 were closed for an hour and a half during the investigation of the accident site.

Accidents cause various levels of injuries for the victims of a two-vehicle accident. If you or a loved one knows someone recovering from a two-vehicle accident, call Spiros Law, P.C. at (815) 929-9292 for professional legal advice.