WHAT: 1 vehicle fatal crash
WHERE: S/B I 55 exit ramp 140 (Atlanta Exit)
WHEN: 7:10am 08/18/14 .
VEHICLES: 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer
DRIVERS:18 yo male West Chicago, IL
PASSENGERS: 30 yo male West Chicago (deceased)
TRANSPORTS: Driver was transported to Bromenn Hospital Bloomington.
Passenger was transported to Memorial Hospital in Springfield.
CONDITIONS: Driver is stable and has non-life threatening injuries.
The passenger succumbed to his injuries at Memorial Hospital.
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PRELIMINARY: The driver exited S/B I 55 onto exit ramp 140 at
a high rate of speed. The driver lost control of the vehicle and
entered the west embankment. The rear of the vehicle struck a
tree. The vehicle continued another 50 feet and struck another
tree. The driverís side of the vehicle wrapped around the tree
and came to final rest. The driver and the passenger had to be
extricated from the vehicle by rescue personnel.
CHARGES: Pending the completion of the crash investigation.
[Text received; TERRY CARTER,
ILLINOIS STATE POLICE]