Fatal vehicle crash south of Woodhull

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

A fatal commercial vehicle crash occurred on I-74 westbound at MP 37 five miles south of Woodhull Tuesday, Aug. 19 at about 4:24 p.m.

A truck tractor left the right side of the roadway for an unknown reason traveled into the east ditch and rolled. The driver and only occupant received serious injuries and was transported from the scene to St. Mary's Hospital in Galesburg where he was pronounced deceased. The preliminary investigation indicates a seat belt was not used, possibly contributing to the fatal injuries. The westbound lanes were shut down for approximately 20 minutes. The right lane remained closed for recovery approximately two hours. The truck was loaded with auto parts.

This case remains under investigation.