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Woman killed when semi hits her, 2 trucks on I-80 near Joliet

A woman driving a truck tractor that had malfunctioned and was  parked off Interstate 80 near Joliet was killed when a truck swerved onto the shoulder and hit her Tuesday morning, according to police.

Sami S. Guzick, 50, of Joliet, was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:55 a.m. after being hit on eastbound I-80 near Larkin Road, according to authorities. The two other drivers also suffered serious injuries, according to a release from Illinois State Police. The interstate was shut down for more than 10 hours while police investigated.

The accident happened about 6:10 a.m. after a 49-year-old man from La Grange , who was called to the scene to assist Guzick, pulled his Freightliner tractor truck  on the right shoulder on eastbound I-80, according to police.

Guzick, whose double trailor truck was disabled, got out of her truck and an International semi-trailer tractor truck, which was driving east on I-80, veered onto the shoulder, hitting the rear of the first Freightliner, then the second Freightliner and Guzick, according to police. The International truck became “engulfed in flames,” according to the release.

The La Grange man and the driver of the International truck, a 46-year-old man from Chicago, were taken to area hospitals with serious injuries, according to police. Charges were pending against the Chicago man, police said.

An autopsy was scheduled for Wednesday, according to the coroner's office.

The eastbound lanes of I-80 were reopened by about 5:20 p.m. Westbound lanes were shut down for nearly an hour.

Source of article click here : Chicago Tribune

 

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