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Fatal Car Crash On Interstate 80

There was a fatal car crash this morning on west Interstate 80 (I-80) in Minooka, Illinois.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP) this three-vehicle crash on I-80 happened at mile post 118.

There was a fatality resulting from this car crash. According to the Grundy County Coroner’s Office, a passenger in the pickup truck that collided with the semi, Rafal M. Szczepaniak, 26, was pronounced dead at the accident scene.


An excerpt from the January 23, 2014 Morris Daily Herald article titled “Victim of I-80 crash identified” :

According to a news release from District 5, a pick-up truck traveling west on I-80 at mile post 118 struck the rear of a parked truck tractor semi-trailer on the shoulder. The pick-up truck then bounced back into traffic striking another pick-up truck. Szczepaniak was a passenger in the pick-up that struck the back of the semi.

Other injuries during this multi-vehicle accident included that suffered by the drivers of both pickup trucks and the semi truck driver. These injuries are considered to be non-life-threatening.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Morris Daily Herald article mentioned above, as well as the January 23 LaSalle News Tribune article titled “Fatal crash reported in Grundy County on Interstate 80.”

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