Update at 3:52 p.m. on 11/9/2022
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — The Illinois State Police has released new information about a crash on Interstate 55 that left a woman dead Tuesday night.
State Troopers said the crash involved four vehicles: a semi-truck, a pickup truck and two sedans. They determined the pickup truck, driven by a 44-year-old man from Auburn, got onto southbound I-55 at East Lake Shore Drive in Chatham and started driving in the wrong direction. The truck hit the two sedans north of Lake Shore and overturned. The semi-truck was damaged by debris when it drove through the crash scene immediately after.
One of the sedans was driven by a 35-year-old woman from Clayton, N.C. She was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. The other sedan was driven by a 61-year-old man from Granite City and was also occupied by a 54-year-old female passenger, also from Granite City. They, along with the driver of the pickup truck, were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the semi-truck, a 37-year-old man from Spring, Texas, was not hurt.
Southbound I-55 was shut down past Toronto Road for several hours as emergency personnel worked the scene and as troopers reconstructed the crash. They, along with Sangamon County Coroner Jim Allmon, are still investigating the crash and the death.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — The Sangamon County Coroner has confirmed that a Tuesday night crash on Interstate 55 in Springfield resulted in a woman’s death.
Coroner Jim Allmon said the woman is 35 years old and from North Carolina, but did not release her identity. An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday.
The crash involved multiple vehicles at Milepost 88, one mile south of the Toronto Road exits. The Illinois State Police and Allmon’s office are investigating the crash and death