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Victims, stopped for deer, killed on Illinois interstate

A fatal truck accident near Mulberry Grove, Illinois, killed a woman and her elementary school-age daughters. An 18-wheeler smashed into the back of the woman's car when she stopped her Toyota Camry to allow deer to cross Interstate 70.

Investigation underway for fatal truck accident

The cause of death for a 21-year-old Illinois accident victim could not be determined at a Logan County inquest. Officials know the Chicago woman was in a car stopped in the right lane of Interstate 55 -- all lights off -- when a tractor-trailer, traveling at highway speed, drove into and over the stationary vehicle.

3 teens dead after tractor trailer crash in Kendall County

Classmates, friends and family members are struggled to process the grief they feel over the deaths of a young Naperville woman and two Plainfield men. A recent fatal truck accident ended the lives of the former Plainfield North High School students and robbed surviving friends and family of any future with the young adults.

Truck Driver Fatigue Can Cause Serious Accidents

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), commercial truck accidents lead to 5000 fatalities and 150,000 injuries annually on U.S. streets and highways. Almost 25 percent of passenger deaths involve a large truck in the crash. These are alarming statistics, especially considering the role of driver fatigue in many truck accidents.

Police seeking driver who set off fatal expressway crash

The sheer size of a tractor-trailer can lead to potentially deadly motor vehicle accidents. Coupled with the statistics of driver fatigue, substance use or even sketchy safety records, accidents involving semi-trucks can be devastating.

Truck-train crash survivor may get 10 years for DUI

A 40-year-old man admitted he had been drinking before the vehicle he was operating crashed into a train in Itasca. The drunk driving accident injured and later claimed the life of the man's 30-year-old girlfriend, a passenger sitting closest to the deadly impact of the moving train.

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