ISP FATAL TRAFFIC CRASH
The Following Preliminary Information is Being Released by the Illinois State Police
WHAT: Multiple Vehicle Crash
WHERE: I-55 southbound just north of US Route 30 (Will County)
WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, at 6:02 a.m.
Unit 1: 2019 Dodge Durango
Unit 2: 2008 Hino Box truck
Unit 1: Erin L. Zilka, Female, 35, Plainfield, IL Unit 2: Felix Ocampo, Male, 44, Shorewood, IL
Unit 1: Charles Schauer, Male, 33, of Glen Ellyn, IL (Deceased)
CHARGES: Erin L. Zilka was charged with Driving Under the Influence.
PRELIMINARY: Illinois State Police (ISP) responded to a crash involving multiple vehicles, which occurred on I-55 southbound just north of US Route 30, on January 19, 2020 at approximately 6:02 a.m.
According to a preliminary investigation, prior to the above-mentioned crash, a crash had occurred at the above location involving the Hino Box truck and a Pickup truck. This earlier crash came to rest in the right two lanes of traffic. A short time later, the Dodge approached the initial crash striking the rear of the Hino box truck. The driver of the Dodge was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries, and the passenger was pronounced deceased on scene.
This is an open and ongoing investigation by the Illinois State Police and no further information is being released at this time.
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