Fatal Multi-Vehicle Accident On I-80 Near Ottawa

There was a five-vehicle accident Monday afternoon (August 1, 2016) on I-80 near Ottawa, which is in LaSalle County.   The accident involved four trucks and a car.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP) the crash happened in the westbound lanes near mile marker 93.  The crash happened at approximately 1:00 p.m.

Details on the cause of the crash do not appear to be publicly available at this time.

Three people were killed in the crash.  Of these three people, two were occupants of the car and one was an occupant in one of the semi trucks.

An excerpt from the August 2, 2016 abc7chicago.com article titled “3 dead in fiery crash on I-80 near Ottawa, Ill.” regarding truck accident fatalities in Illinois:

Illinois is among a handful of states that account for more than half of all truck fatalities in the nation. There were nearly 600 fatalities involving large truck accidents in Illinois in the past five years alone.

LaSalle County has among the highest number of truck fatalities in the state.

Additional details regarding this fatal Illinois truck accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the abc7chicago.com article seen above, as well as the August 1 abc7chicago.com article (with video) titled “I-Team:  Dissecting the fatal I-80 truck pile-up” as well as the August 1 CBS Chicago article titled “Deadly Crash Shuts Down Interstate 80 Near Ottawa.”


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