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Woman Killed in Collision with Semi Truck in Wheeling

An accident in Wheeling between a car and a semi truck has killed a woman. The driver of a car was westbound on Palatine Road  in the evening of January 9th. Around 11:30 p.m. as the woman approached the intersection of Wheeling Road, her car crashed into a semi truck that was making a left [….]


OSHA Investigating Truck Driver’s Death at His Workplace

  A truck driver’s death at a Bensenville freight and distribution center has launched an investigation by federal safety officials.   Worth resident Martin Sum, 57, was performing a routine safety check before leaving on January 7th. While performing the check, Sum became pinned between the open door of his truck and a post at [….]


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 [….]


Motorcyclist dies after collision with Semi-Truck

A motorcyclist lost his life after being struck by a semi-truck on a ramp on Interstate 290 while both vehicles were attempting to get on the ramp at the same time. The accident occurred on Saturday, October 13th  around 4:51 p.m. as the motorcyclist was getting on the eastbound entrance ramp of I-290 at Mannheim [….]


Calumet City Home Hit by Semi-Truck, Leaves One Dead and Three Injured

A house in Calumet City was damaged when a semi-truck crashed into it, leaving the driver dead and three other people injured. It was just before midnight on May 23rd when Joseph Foster, of Talmo, Ga, was driving on Michigan City Road. His truck began to drift into the opposite lane towards Tyler Weightman, 18 [….]


Motorcyclist loses his life after crash with Semi-Truck in Peotone

A crash on Wilmington-Peotone Road between a semi-truck and a motorcycle resulted in the death of a Peotone man. On May 15, 2012, John Miaczynski was driving his 2000 Ducati motorcycle eastbound on Wilmington-Peotone Road near the I-57 interchange. Truck driver Willie Lipsey, of Indianapolis,  was coming off of southbound I-57 and turning westward but [….]


Motorcycle Accident Takes the Life of Justice Man

On Friday, May 4th, a young man collided with a semi truck while riding his motorcycle. John Waksmundzki, of Justice, was driving his motorcycle on Friday afternoon down Joliet Road in Woodridge when the 19-year-old man collided with a semi-truck. The accident took place at Joliet Road and 107th Street. It was not raining at [….]


Kendal County Wreck Leaves One Dead, One Injured.

Little Rock Township in Kendall County was the scene of a fatal head-on collision between a pick-up truck and semi truck on Sunday, November 6, 2011. The driver of the pick-up truck died at the scene while the other driver was taken to Copley Hospital. The accident took place at the intersection of Jones And [….]


Overturned Semi Blocks I-57 ramp at Exit 308

The southbound ramp of the 308 exit on Interstate 57 at the south end of Kankakee was blocked for nearly two hours on the morning of July 1, 2011 after a semi-truck overturned on the ramp. Edward Cooper of Chicago was coming off of southbound I-57 and heading towards Route 45-52 when his truck overturned [….]


Truck Collides with Amtrak Passenger Train, Leave Six Dead

As the Amtrak passenger train went through a crossing in Nevada on June 24, 2011, a semi-tractor trailer truck crashed through it, causing the train to catch fire and leaving six people dead. The California Zephyr train left Chicago and was headed to California at the time of the accident. It is unknown as to [….]