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Man dies after box truck hits semi on I-55 in McLean County

Publish Date: 2023, 03, 01

MCLEAN COUNTY, IL — A 25-year-old Tucson, Arizona man died early Wednesday after a two-truck crash on Interstate 55 near Bloomington, according to WCIA.

Illinois State Police said the fatal accident occurred shortly before 2:00 a.m.

A preliminary investigation found a 39-year-old driver from Salt Lake City, Utah was attempting to pull a semi-truck back onto the highway after having stopped on the shoulder. Troopers said that driver had not gained speed on the shoulder when the semi was rear-ended by a box truck driven by the victim, who died from his injuries at the scene.

Neither the driver of the semi or their 64-year-old passenger was hurt in the wreck. Following the crash, the surviving driver was cited violating “minimum speed regulations, failing to yield to merging traffic and improper lane usage.”

No other information has been shared at this time.

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