A southbound I-55 car crash fatality occurred early Friday (June 21, 2019) morning. The crash involved a passenger car and Illinois State Police car. This southbound I-55 car crash involved an apparent loss of vehicle control near Bolingbrook. The accident happened in a construction zone just north of the Weber Road exit.
This southbound I-55 car crash is discussed in a number of media sources, including the June 21, 2019 kwqc.com article (with video and accident scene photos) titled “‘Please remember to be alert’; Illinois State Trooper injured, one dead after crash.” An excerpt:
Officials say the driver, a 33-year-old woman from Crest Hill, was driving a Fiat, lost control of the vehicle while traveling through the construction zone and overturned multiple times across the two left lanes. During this, the Fiat hit the rear of the trooper’s vehicle causing damage and injuring the trooper. The trooper had minor injuries.
Officials say the woman died from her injuries as a result of the crash.
The driver of the Fiat was identified as Danielle Nino, 33, of Crest Hill. She was declared dead at the accident scene by the Will County Coroner’s Office.
The accident remains under investigation.
Additional details regarding this southbound I-55 car crash can be seen in the article mentioned above as well as the June 21 wspynews.com article titled “Crest Hill Woman Killed, ISP Trooper Injured in Crash on I-55 Near Romeoville.”
Will County accidents involving loss of vehicle control are further discussed on the “Will County Loss Of Control Accidents” page. As mentioned on that page, there can be many reasons why a driver may lose control of a vehicle. Construction zones, such as that in the fatal I-55 car crash summarized above, can present a setting in which accidents are more likely to occur. Inadequate construction zone markings, sudden lane changes or lane endings, and other factors such as driving through a construction zone at excessive speed can increase the likelihood of a construction zone accident.