Fatal I-294 DuPage County Collision Involving Pickup Truck And Semi Truck

A fatal DuPage County collision involving a pickup truck and semi truck was one of many county collisions that occurred on January 24, 2018. In the post of January 24, 2018 (“‘Black Ice’ Causes Many DuPage County Traffic Accidents“) the icy road conditions (including “black ice”) that caused many accidents was discussed.

The accident involving the pickup truck driver happened after the driver lost control of his truck on I-294 near Burr Ridge and collided with a semi truck.  The pickup truck driver suffered fatal injuries.

This fatal DuPage County collision was discussed in a variety of media sources, including the January 24, 2018 Darien Patch article titled “Truck Driver Killed In I-294 Crash Caused By Weather.”  An excerpt:

The fatal victim was traveling southbound on I-294 near milepost 24 in the Burr Ridge/Indian Head PArk area when he lost control of his car due to weather conditions, police said in a news release. A preliminary investigation shows his car spun out of control and struck the rear of a purple 1996 Kenworth Truck Tractor with Semi-Trailer that was driven by a 24-year-old man from Hoffman Estates.

According to the Illinois State Police, the pickup truck driver was a 38-year-old man from Waukegan.  He was taken by paramedics to La Grange Hospital for treatment of his accident injuries, where he died.

Paramedics went to the accident scene at approximately 5:40 a.m.

Additional details regarding these fatal DuPage County collisions in which icy road conditions existed can be seen in the sources mentioned above.

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