An I-80 fatal accident involved a pickup truck, semi truck and another vehicle. The crash happened just before 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 10, 2019.
According to the Illinois State Police, this I-80 fatal accident happened as a pickup truck attempted to change lanes in order to get over to the I-57 exit ramp, and in doing so struck a semi truck that was behind it.
After the initial collision occurred, the pickup truck driver was ejected from the vehicle. He died at the accident scene. He was later identified as Daryl D. Langston, 28, of Bellwood.
The semi truck rolled over in the median, injuring the truck driver.
A light pole fell over during the crash and struck another vehicle. The driver of that vehicle was not injured.
Additional details and possible updates concerning this I-80 fatal accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the April 10, 2019 CBS Chicago article (with video) titled “1 Dead After 3-Vehicle Crash On I-80” as well as the April 10 Arlington Cardinal article (with video) titled “Pickup Truck Driver Dead After 3-Vehicle Crash on I-80 Near I-57.”
Additional commentary about vehicle rollover accidents can be seen on the “Cook County Rollover Accidents” page, which discusses these types of accidents and the typical serious nature of injuries that result. If vehicle occupants are not wearing seat belts at the time of a rollover crash, occupants are at an increased risk of being ejected (partially or fully thrown) from the vehicle. Such ejections are typically very physically traumatic.