La Salle County, IL (July 9, 2024) – The La Salle County Coroner’s office confirmed a fatality was reported across the county line with Bureau County on Interstate 80 between Spring Valley and Peru.

Illinois State Police and the Peru Police Department issued an alert on Monday, July 8, of an accident on westbound Interstate 80. A detour had been set up to funnel traffic off the interstate after an apparent truck accident.

At least one person was killed in the crash, while another was taken to an area hospital with injuries, state police informed. All lanes on I-80 westbound were shut down for several hours, though local authorities continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the crash.

We extend our deepest condolences to the deceased victim’s family. Our thoughts are extended to the injured victims and their loved ones. We hope for their full recovery.

Truck Accidents in Chicago

Recent data from the Illinois Department of Transportation revealed that tractor-trailers were involved in approximately 11,800 collisions, of which 80 were fatal. According to statistics, big rig accidents involving large trucks have a higher fatality rate than collisions involving conventional passenger vehicles.

Determining the cause is the initial stage in identifying potential faults for these crashes, which could involve multiple parties. To ascertain the various factors leading to a truck accident in Illinois, investigators might consult evidence such as the vehicle’s black box or the driver’s cell phone records. Frequent causes of these semi-truck collisions include but are not limited to the following:

  • Truck driver carelessness or error
  • Violations of commercial transportation regulations
  • Loading or securing cargo improperly
  • Equipment malfunction
  • Poor vehicle maintenance

Regardless of the cause behind your truck accident, you need a legal team you can rely on to secure justice. Contact the competent La Salle County truck crash lawyers at the Romaker Law Firm for a free consultation to review your options after a crash. For over two decades, we have assisted Illinois state citizens and Chicago-area residents in obtaining the just compensation they require to cover their losses following a collision.

You and your family deserve justice after a crash has left you with injuries and other serious damages. At the Romaker Law Firm, our legal team will tirelessly review your case and make its best efforts to build a strong personal injury claim to collect fair compensation on your behalf. Call our truck accident lawyers in Chicago at 312-377-7000 to schedule a free initial consultation to learn more about how we can help you move forward in this challenging stage of your life.








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