I-80 Fatal Accident In Morris

There was a fatal car accident on I-80 in Morris on Friday, July 10, 2015.

The accident happened at just before 4:00 p.m. on westbound I-80 at mile post 115.5, which is about a tenth of a mile west of Brisbin Road.

An excerpt from the July 11, 2015 theherald-news.com article titled “One male killed in I-80 crash“:

A preliminary investigation indicates Herman J. Fritz was driving westbound on I-80 near Brisbon Road when his pickup truck rear-ended a parked semi tractor-trailer, according to the release.

The semi was parked on the shoulder near the entrance to the highway, and “triangle warnings” were reported to be in place at the time of the accident.

Fritz was declared dead at the accident scene by the Grundy County Coroner at 4:10 p.m.

Additional details regarding this fatal crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including theherald-news.com article mentioned above, as well as the July 10 Joliet Patch article titled “1 Dead in I-80 Crash.”

I-80 Fatal Accident In Joliet

There was a fatal Will County accident Monday afternoon (July 6, 2015) on I-80 in Joliet.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP) three vehicles were involved in the crash, which happened at the Briggs Street intersection at approximately 4:11 p.m.

Preliminary information indicates that the accident happened when a westbound vehicle crossed over the median, thereby entering the eastbound lanes, and struck two vehicles.

One person, identified by the Will County Coroner’s Office as David Ruiz Zenteno, 31, of Iowa, was killed.

Two other people were taken to hospitals for treatment of their accident injuries.  One of these people had injuries that were considered to be life-threatening in nature.

This Will County accident remains under investigation.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the July 6, 2015 Joliet Patch article titled “1 Dead After 3-Vehicle Crash on I-80 Near Joliet” as well as the July 7 Chicago Tribune article (with video) titled “Man, 31, killed in I-80 crash in Joliet.”