Chicago resident killed in Illinois car crash

A downstate Illinois auto accident as claimed the life of a a 28-year-old Chicago resident, according to the Herald Review. The accident happened early on Saturday morning near Mattoon, Illinois when another driver crossed the centerline on Interstate 57.

The driver that caused the accident reportedly was headed southbound in a Chevy Aveo and crossed the centerline after swerving to miss an animal in the road, and then struck the victim’s northbound Chevy Lumina. Immediately after the Aveo hit the Lumina, a semi truck hauling two trailers rear-ended the Lumina.

The impact somehow caused the driver side door to detach from the vehicle. The victim, who was seat belted, was ejected from his vehicle. He was then run over by a second semi truck.

The Illinois State Police are handling the investigation. The crash occurred in Coles County. No one else was injured in the crash, including a 22-year-old woman and a one-year-old child that were riding with the victim.

The News-Gazette is reporting that the driver that caused the accident was ticketed for improper lane usage.

There is no word if there are any Illinois accident lawyers involved in the case yet.