Fatal I-94 Truck Accident Near Half-Day Road

There was a fatal multi-vehicle accident Friday morning (December 23, 2016) on the Tri-State Tollway (westbound I-94) near Half Day Road in Lake Forest.

According to preliminary crash investigation results, the accident happened when a westbound semi truck struck a wheel that was on the highway, causing the truck driver to lose control of the truck at 5:52 a.m.   [please note:  initially it was thought that the truck lost a wheel, causing it to lose control.]

The truck then struck a 2007 Chevrolet, before it struck the concrete median.  In doing so, the truck overturned, and the truck driver was ejected.

An excerpt from the December 23, 2016 Daily Herald article (with video) titled “Huge traffic delays caused by fatal accident on I-94“:

The truck hit a light pole when it struck the concrete median barrier and caused the light pole to fall onto eastbound traffic lanes, where it struck a 2016 Subaru.

The driver of the semi truck was declared dead at the accident scene.  He was later identified by the Lake County Coroner’s Office as Sharmarke Dahir, 25, of Louisville, Kentucky.

The driver of the Chevrolet suffered injuries that were considered to be non-life-threatening in nature, and was taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center (Libertyville) for medical treatment.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Lake County expressway accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Daily Herald article mentioned above, as well as the December 23 Deerfield Patch article titled “Semi Driver Killed in Multi-Vehicle Crash on Tri-State Tollway Friday.”


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