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Semi crash kills one person

On Saturday, February 8, one man was killed when his semi crossed the Interstate 57 median and collided with an oncoming semi.

The accident occurred at 11:50 a.m. in Kankakee. Stefan Deranja, 22, was headed north on Interstate 57 when he crossed into the southbound lane and hit another semi head-on. Deranja suffered fatal injuries.

The driver of the other semi, Russel E Dickelman only sustained minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital for care. Both lanes on Interstate 57 were closed for multiple hours in order to clean the crash site. Authorities continue to investigate the possible causes of the truck accident.

The attorneys of Spiros Law, P.C., extend our condolences to those affected by this accident.