“Wrong-way drivers” continue to pose a substantial threat to traffic safety. On this site, crashes of this type that have occurred throughout Illinois are discussed in posts found under the “Wrong-Way Drivers” category. Due to the nature of these crashes – which often involve violent collisions – accident injuries resulting from these crashes are often severe in nature. Often, life-threatening if not fatal accident injuries result.
A November 22, 2020 fatal collision along Interstate 55 (I-55) near Wilmington allegedly involved a “wrong-way driver.” This collision led to the death of Nicholas J. Ercolini, 33, of Blackstone, Illinois.