Southern Illinois truck crash – 1 dead

A man is been killed in an Illinois truck versus car crash that occurred in downstate Murphysboro, Illinois on Tuesday, CBS news is reporting. The collision occurred at the intersection of Country Club Road and Route 13 in front of a Walmart around 9:30 AM.

After the truck crash, the 72-year-old driver of the car involved in the accident, who is a Murphysboro resident, was transported by ambulance to an area hospital and pronounced dead less than an hour later. The driver of the box truck was not seriously hurt.

The accident reportedly occurred when the car turned left in front of the truck, however the traffic signals at the intersection were not described in the news story. Further, it’s being reported that the truck driver was cited by the Illinois State Police for logbook violations.

The Illinois State Police, Murphysboro Police Department, Murphysboro Fire Department, and Jackson County Sheriff’s Department all responded to the scene of the accident and assisted in the crash investigation. Traffic on Route 13 had to be narrowed to one lane due to the accident.

Click here to read the story as reported by NBC news.

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