Semi vs. Pickup Truck Crash
Route 115 @ 7000W (Kankakee County)
Thursday, September 16, 2018, 10:01 a.m.
Unit One: 2007 Volvo, Truck Tractor
Unit Two: 2014 Dodge Ram
Unit One: Gerbretsadik T. Hagdu, 37, Sioux City, IA
Unit Two: Laverne R. Schultz, 85, Herscher
Preliminary investigation has indicated the Semi was traveling northbound on Kankakee County 7000 West Road approaching Route 115. The Dodge was traveling eastbound on Route 115 approaching Kankakee County 7000 West Road. The Semi failed to stop/yield at the regulated stop sign. The Semi entered onto Route 115 and the Dodge was unable to avoid the collision. The Dodge struck the Semi on the driver's side truck tractor drive axle. The driver of the Dodge was transported to Riverside Hospital and later flown to Loyola Medical Center in Maywood. The driver of the Semi refused medical treatment at the scene.
The driver of the Semi was issued a citation for Failure to Yield at an