Posted On: August 7, 2010 by Steven J. Malman

Illinois Multi-Truck Crash on I-64 Injures Two

A chain-reaction pileup on Friday on Interstate 64 involving a flatbed truck, a semi-trailer truck, a U-Haul truck pulling a trailer, and an SUV left two people with injuries. According to police, the vehicles were slowing down as they approached a construction zone when the Illinois multi-truck crash happened. One of the injury victims, the semi-trailer trucker, had to be pulled out of his burning big rug truck and was flown to a hospital for treatment of his life-threatening injuries.

It was just two hours before that a tractor-trailer caught fire on the Illinois side of the Poplar Street Bridge when it hit a median wall and overturned. Fortunately, the driver got away safely.

Also yesterday, a 69-year-old pedestrian was killed while crossing the street on foot with her bicycle in St. Charles, Illinois when the rear wheels of a dump truck hit her. Accident reconstructionists are trying to determine what happened. The victim, Arlene K. Marshall, was pronounced dead at the Illinois truck accident site.

Witnesses say that the dump truck driver did not seem to realize that he had struck the senior pedestrian, dragging her nearly a block. According to witnesses in the area, the intersection where Marshall was killed is known as a site where dump trucks have been known to jump the curb when making a right turn.

St. Charles pedestrian killed while walking bike across street, Daily Herald, August 6, 2010

Pedestrian killed in downtown St. Charles crash, My Suburban Life, August 6, 2010

Fiery crash closes I-64 near New Baden, STL Today, August 6, 2010

Related Web Resources:
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Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

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