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Tanker truck with 8K gallons of fuel crashes, catches fire - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports
illinois | Route 130 |
130
PENNSAUKEN, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say a tanker truck carrying roughly 8,000 gallons of fuel caught fire on a southern New Jersey highway, spewing thick, black smoke into the sky.[...]
Mar 04, 2015 5:29pm | 0 view | source: Yahoo

Interstate 57 reopened after accident - Newsbug.info
illinois | I-57 |
57
Newsbug.infoPreliminary investigation has indicated at semi driven by Juan Carlos Cano, 40, Cicero, was traveling on I-57 southbound when it crossed the median and crashed with an IDOT truck driven by Michael D. Foltz, 59, Cabery. in the northbound l[...]
Mar 04, 2015 07:49am | 42 views | source: Yahoo

I-57 southbound traffic near Savoy temporarily rerouted
illinois | I-57 |
57
SAVOY - A small segment of Interstate 57 southbound near Curtis Road will be closed until about 10 a.m. while a jackknifed semi and its cargo are being moved. Illinois State Police will have motorists get off at the Curtis Road interchange, then back[...]
Mar 04, 2015 07:48am | 20 views | source: Yahoo

ISP trooper hurt in crash while helping driver stranded in blizzard
illinois | I-57 |
57
A semi truck struck an Illinois State Police squad car during Sunday's blizzard, injuring a trooper who was helping a motorist stranded near south suburban Peotone.[...]
Mar 04, 2015 06:58am | 12 views | source: Yahoo

3 hurt in head-on crash on I-80 in Mokena
illinois | Route 45 |
45
Three people were injured Tuesday morning when a car and a semi truck collided head-on along I-80 near southwest suburban Mokena.[...]
Mar 04, 2015 06:43am | 16 views | source: Yahoo

Two hurt in Kankakee County crash involving IDOT truck, semi - Chicago Sun-Times
illinois | I-57 |
57
Chicago Sun-TimesThe semi was southbound on I-57 about 4:50 a.m. when it crossed the median and crashed into the IDOT truck in the northbound lane near milepost 304, according to a statement from Illinois State Police. The IDOT driver, a 59-year-old [...]
Mar 03, 2015 2:38pm | 70 views | source: Yahoo

Passenger dies, man critical after accident - New Castle News
mundelein | illinois |
The driver of the truck, Ovidiu T. Tihauan, 44, of Mundelein, Illinois, was not injured, police said. The westbound and center lanes of the highway were closed while emergency officials responded. The Scott, Shenango and Slippery Rock volunteer ...[...]
Mar 03, 2015 1:01pm | 5 views | source: Google / New Castle News

Overturned tanker forces closure of central Illinois freeway
illinois | I-57 |
57
'? CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) _ A stretch of Interstate 57 in central Illinois near Champaign is closed after a tanker truck carrying a chemical used in making shampoo overturned. Illinois State Police say the accident happened about 7 a.m. on Sunday just [...]
Mar 03, 2015 08:15am | 62 views | source: Yahoo

3-vehicle crash shuts down westbound I-88
illinois | I-88 |
88
DeKALB - A semitrailer struck two cars on Interstate 88 near Peace Road about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, sending three people to the hospital and shutting down westbound traffic during the evening commute, authorities said.[...]
Mar 03, 2015 06:22am | 31 views | source: Yahoo


1 killed in Interstate 80 crash Sunday
illinois | I-80 |
80
A 30-year-old truck driver from Illinois has reportedly died after an accident Sunday on Interstate 80.[...]
Mar 03, 2015 06:04am | 18 views | source: Yahoo

4 vehicle crash on I-39 leads to traffic delays - WREX-TV
illinois | I-39 |
39
WREX-TVIllinois State Police say no one was injured. Officers say a semi truck lost its load of floor joists, causing a car behind it to lose control. As a result, a semi truck following that car struck it, pushing it into the median. Another car als[...]
Mar 03, 2015 02:27am | 7 views | source: Yahoo

DNR: Snowmobiler hurt in accident near Wolf Lake - Chesterton Tribune
illinois | 35 |
Chesterton Tribune... Lake access lane, 150 feet inside Illinois, when for unknown reasons he failed to negotiate a curve, struck a guard rail, and was launched from his Yamaha Phaser approximately 35 feet across an ice-covered channel. Conservation [...]
Mar 02, 2015 10:08pm | 3 views | source: Yahoo

I-57 in Illinois reopened after tanker truck overturned Sunday morning
I-57 |
57
EFFINGHAM, Ill. (KMOV.com) -- An Illinois highway is now reopened after a tanker truck overturned Sunday morning, shutting down the highway for hours. The truck was carrying a chemical used to make shampoo.[...]
Mar 02, 2015 2:41pm | 21 views | source: Yahoo

Overturned tanker forces closure of central Illinois freeway
illinois | I-57 |
57
'? CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) _ A stretch of Interstate 57 in central Illinois near Champaign is closed after a tanker truck carrying a chemical used in making shampoo overturned. Illinois State Police say the accident happened about 7 a.m. on Sunday just [...]
Mar 02, 2015 09:59am | 16 views | source: Yahoo

Trucker On Trial For Fatal Tollway Crash Won't Take Stand
illinois | I-88 |
88
The trucker standing trial for the fiery I-88 accident 13 months ago that left a Tollway worker dead and a state trooper critically injured will not take the witness stand.[...]
Mar 01, 2015 9:59pm | 12 views | source: Yahoo

Today's police reports - LaSalle News Tribune
illinois | Eastt |
LaSalle News Tribune... she was arrested, after the vehicle she was driving struck a semitrailer driven by Dennis P. Krogman of Dundee at 7:07 p.m. Thursday at North 30th Road and East 28th Road, 4.5 miles northeast of Marseilles, according to La Sal[...]
Mar 01, 2015 4:32pm | 9 views | source: Yahoo

New round of snow could push Boston to season record - WTOC
illinois | Eastt |
WTOCA driver tries to leave a parking lot on the east side of town near the foothills, in Albuquerque, N.M., on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. Cars and trucks were stuck on .... Two people were killed when a driver lost control on a snow-covered highway in L[...]
Mar 01, 2015 4:32pm | 9 views | source: Yahoo

Tanker truck with 8K gallons of fuel crashes, catches fire - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports
illinois | Route 130 |
130
PENNSAUKEN, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say a tanker truck carrying roughly 8,000 gallons of fuel caught fire on a southern New Jersey highway, spewing thick, black smoke into the sky.[...]
Mar 01, 2015 10:13am | 16 views | source: Yahoo

Cantor & Burger, LLC Wins Favorable Settlement for Truck Accident Victims
illinois | Route 3 |
3
Cantor & Burger, LLC settles a difficult semi truck accident case in favor of its clients. (PRWeb February 09, 2015) Read the full story at [...]
Mar 01, 2015 06:28am | 6 views | source: Yahoo

Chris Sale, Chicago White Sox pitcher, out with broken bone in foot - Newsday
chicago | illinois |
GLENDALE, Ariz. - Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale is out for at least three weeks after breaking a bone in his right foot in what the team described as an accident at home. Unloading the back of his truck, general manager Rick Hahn explained Saturda[...]
Mar 01, 2015 01:29am | 14 views | source: Google / Newsday

Three snowplows struck; troopers urge caution - Quad-Cities Online
illinois | 7 |
Quad-Cities OnlineA news release from Illinois State Police District 7 cautioned drivers to slow down and maintain a safe distance from plows to give them enough room to operate safely. Lt. Dively said ... The crash left both vehicles with extensive [...]
Feb 28, 2015 04:00am | 12 views | source: Yahoo

Trucker in I-88 fatal crash found guilty on most counts - Land Line Magazine
illinois | I-88 |
88
Land Line MagazineVelasquez was behind the wheel of a tractor trailer that plowed into an Illinois State Police vehicle and a Tollway vehicle at 9:20 p.m. on Jan. 27, 2014, after both drivers had pulled over to assist another semi-driver. The fiery c[...]
Feb 27, 2015 11:18pm | 3 views | source: Yahoo

Decatur teacher dies in car accident
illinois |
SULLIVAN -- Stephen Decatur Middle School science teacher Amanda Burtsfield Kent, 26, died Friday morning when another car struck her as she was parked along Illinois 121 two miles west of Sullivan.[...]
Feb 27, 2015 1:59pm | 131 views | source: Yahoo

Trucker found guilty of most charges in fatal I-88 crash - Chicago Daily Herald
illinois | I-88 |
88
Chicago Daily HeraldProsecutors alleged Velasquez had slept for only 3'? hours during a 37'?-hour shift in which he traveled through Illinois, Iowa and Nebraska before returning to the Chicago area the night of the crash. Velasquez is next due in cou[...]
Feb 27, 2015 11:34am | 11 views | source: Yahoo

Trucker Who Struck State Trooper in Fiery Crash Admits: 'Maybe I Got Sleepy' - Patch
illinois | I-88 |
88
Patch.com27, 2014: (top) injured Illinois State Trooper Douglas Balder; (bottom, left to right), trucker Renato Velasquez, on trial for breaking federal transport rules that caused fatal crash; Vincent Petrella, the tollway worker killed in fiery cra[...]
Feb 26, 2015 11:06pm | 12 views | source: Yahoo

Trucker found guilty for I-88 crash that killed worker, hurt trooper - Chicago Sun-Times
illinois | 7 |
Chicago Sun-TimesA west suburban trucker has been found guilty of several felonies, including driving while fatigued or impaired, for causing a fatal Regan Memorial Tollway crash in January 2014 that killed an Illinois Tollway employee and seriously [...]
Feb 26, 2015 10:50pm | 13 views | source: Yahoo

Trucker guilty of driving while impaired in fatal I-88 crash
I-88 |
88
A trucker who crashed into an Illinois State Police car in 2014, killing a tollway worker and severely injuring a state trooper, was found guilty Thursday of driving while impaired by fatigue and violating laws regarding the number of hours a commerc[...]
Feb 26, 2015 2:01pm | 10 views | source: Yahoo

Defense: No proof trucker committed crime in Illinois - Chicago Daily Herald
illinois | I-88 |
88
Chicago Daily Herald27, 2014, along eastbound I-88 near Route 59 in Aurora, may have had falsified logs in his cab at the time of the accident, but his attorney says merely possessing the books is not a crime. Velasquez, 47, is charged with operating[...]
Feb 26, 2015 02:35am | 12 views | source: Yahoo

Calls for tougher penalties in fatal crashes
I-88 |
88
On the one year anniversary of a fiery crash that killed an Illinois Tollway worker and injured a State Trooper, the same Trooper is calling for tougher penalties on the driver allegedly responsible. Vincenzo Petrella was killed, and Trooper Doug Bal[...]
Feb 25, 2015 5:51pm | 18 views | source: Yahoo

Lawyer: Truck driver in train crash 'did all he could' - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports
illinois |
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - A lawyer says the driver of a truck involved in a fiery crash with a commuter train in Southern California "did all he could" to free the vehicle from the tracks and then ran for help.[...]
Feb 25, 2015 07:38am | 11 views | source: Yahoo

1 dead in Interstate 80 crash Sunday
illinois | I-80 |
80
A 30-year-old truck driver from Illinois has reportedly died after an accident Sunday on Interstate 80.[...]
Feb 25, 2015 01:23am | 28 views | source: Yahoo

Wrong-way car crashes into semi truck on I-80 - Chicago Tribune
illinois | I-80 |
80
Chicago TribuneThe driver of a passenger car was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes of I-80 when it collided, head on, with a semi tractor trailer truck shortly before 5 a.m., according to a news release from the Illinois State Police. A spok[...]
Feb 25, 2015 00:03am | 28 views | source: Yahoo

Dramatic testimony heard at I-88 crash trial - WLS-TV
illinois | 7 |
WLS-TVBoth were parked in their vehicles off the side of the road on eastbound I-88 near Aurora, helping a disabled truck driver when just before 10 p.m. a semi crashed into them, causing their vehicles to burst into flames. On trial for causing the [...]
Feb 24, 2015 8:13pm | 15 views | source: Yahoo

3 people hurt in crash on I-80 near Mokena - Chicago Tribune
I-80 |
80
Chicago TribuneA semi-truck collided with a passenger car around 4:40 a.m. in the westbound lanes of I-80 west of South La Grange Road, said Illinois State Police Joilet District Sgt. Jeff Liskh. Three people, whose ages and genders were not immediat[...]
Feb 24, 2015 12:15pm | 43 views | source: Yahoo

Older Illinois Reports by Our Users

Accident and traffic at standstill
Gardner | Illinois | I-55 S
We have been stuck in traffic for an hour at standstill. Tons of ambulances, police, fire trucks and tow trucks passing by but no movement. [...]
Feb 14, 2015 11:35am | By KT | 248 views |


Standstill
Greenville | Illinois | I-70
Semi truck laid across highway. Going to be a standstill for 2 hours. No movement. [...]
Jan 11, 2015 12:24pm | By anonymous | 202 views | 2


Disabled vehicle
Litchfield | Illinois | Galaxy Ln
Truck on side of the road. Traffic slowing at times due to this. [...]
Dec 19, 2014 07:08am | By Michael Vitez | 42 views |

rain
Urbana | Illinois | I-74 West Bound
Light rain traffic flowing nicely big rig back on I-74 mm 195[...]
Nov 23, 2014 12:24pm | By Lori Novak | 86 views |


stand still
Johnson City | Illinois | W 10th St
Going to b about a two hour stay jack knifed truck/trailer [...]
Nov 02, 2014 7:28pm | By Virginia | 49 views |


traffic stopped
Hillside | Illinois | Ramp
Stand still, cops and tow trucks are passing us. [...]
Sep 06, 2014 7:12pm | By sunny | 130 views |


Accident
Chicago | Illinois | Dan Ryan Express Ln W
Semi truck over turned. Chemical acid spilling everywhere. [...]
Aug 31, 2014 2:02pm | By AccidentHero | 76 views |


Traffic stopped
Teutopolis | Illinois | I-70
Truck ran out of fuel right in the middle of a construction site. Traffic stopped going 70w [...]
Aug 12, 2014 2:22pm | By anonymous | 126 views |


Accident
Lisle | Illinois | Veterans Memorial Tollway
Between I88 and Maple South bound lanes traffic is not moving 5 state police cars, tow truck and IDot truck went by on the shoulder!![...]
Aug 02, 2014 4:59pm | By Ligaprivadafan | 297 views | 1


crash
Chicago | Illinois | Eisenhower Expy
Something happened up there. There's cops at the idot tow trucks. [...]
Jul 26, 2014 08:53am | By anonymous | 47 views |

backed up
Morris | Illinois | I-80 E
Truck accident[...]
Jul 19, 2014 6:16pm | By mjcdago | 159 views |


Accident 2 semi trucks turned over in ditch
Thornton | Illinois | I-294
After this traffic is clear. You will need to merge to the two left lanes. [...]
Jul 12, 2014 09:05am | By Krys | 301 views | 2


Additional tow truck
Mokena | Illinois | I-80 W
Traffic is traveling all 3 lanes about 10mph and another tow truck just past [...]
Jul 11, 2014 09:37am | By Laura | 177 views |


Stand still for 5 mins a two truck just past
Mokena | Illinois | Moline Expy W
Traffic starting to crawl at 6mph [...]
Jul 11, 2014 09:26am | By Laura | 52 views |


Three state trucks have slowed down traffic
Benton | Illinois | I-57 N
Three state trucks pulled in front of traffic and slowed down traffic to a crawl. Reason unknown. [...]
Jul 08, 2014 10:48am | By teresa | 97 views |


Cloed due to hazerdous materieal spill
Mount Vernon | Illinois | I64, Highway 37
MT. VERNON, IL (KFVS) - Route 37 south of Mt. Vernon is shut down after a semi truck hauling hazardous materials crashed early Friday. The semi rolled onto its side around 4:41 a.m. on the exit ramp from I-64 westbound to Illinois Route 37 south o[...]
May 30, 2014 09:12am | By woofie | 338 views |

stopped traffic I'll I90 and 59
Barrington | Illinois | Jane Addams Memorial Tollway
Appears semi stalled. Tow truck hooking it up now. Should be cleared shortly[...]
May 30, 2014 04:10am | By gingergreene | 86 views |


standstill now for over 45 minutes
Huntley | Illinois | 17n525 Manning Rd
Trucker said semi jumped medium and hit another truck head on. [...]
May 22, 2014 07:40am | By briraw | 116 views |


2 am, blown stop sign, driver walked away
Woodstock | Illinois | Charles And Raffle Rd
I was headed East on Charles when a Hummer H3 blew through the stop sign. He was headed north on Raffle and it seemed to me like he had actually made the gap. I then saw a big blue flash of light and realized he didn't make the gap. It appeared t[...]
May 13, 2014 01:23am | By Q | 170 views | 2

Stand still and not moving
New Lenox | Illinois | I-80 E
Fire trucks and ambulance on way not sure why[...]
May 10, 2014 3:02pm | By Roo | 146 views |


stand still 15 minutes
Barrington | Illinois | New Sutton Rd
Not moving at all. Stand still for kat 15 minutes everyone turning around. Tow trucks just passed by [...]
Apr 10, 2014 5:58pm | By cp | 67 views |


I-57
Champaign | Illinois | I-57 N
Slow traffic NB i57 north of Market Street. Ambulance and fire truck responders [...]
Mar 30, 2014 4:44pm | By Dietz | 230 views |

Road Closed due to Major Accident
Mundelein | Illinois | Midlothian Rd
Midsection of Midlothian is closed off due to a major accident. Was closed off hours ago - there are still lots of police, tow truck, and maybe fire truck or ambulance. Traffic was diverted through our neighborhood[...]
Mar 29, 2014 8:24pm | By anonymous | 232 views |

standstill for miles
Oakwood | Illinois | 740 E
Bad Semi Crash. Truck And Trailer Are Laying In Both Lanes Lanes. Been Waiting For Over 3 Hours.[...]
Mar 13, 2014 00:51am | By Emily | 77 views |


Haven't Over in hour
Channahon | Illinois | I-55 N
Truck and multiple cars [...]
Feb 03, 2014 09:15am | By Scott | 506 views |



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