Fatal I-80 Car Accident In Morris, Illinois

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.”


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