Police: Man fatally struck by semi on I-55 in Bolingbrook

SHARE Police: Man fatally struck by semi on I-55 in Bolingbrook
police_lights91_300x18829.jpg

Sun-Times file photo

A man was fatally struck by a semi truck early Saturday on the Stevenson Expressway near southwest suburban Bolingbrook, police said.

Shortly before 12:30 a.m., the man was involved in a single-vehicle crash in the northbound lanes of Interstate 55 near Route 54, according to Illinois State Police Trooper Eric Wetstein.

His vehicle traveled off the roadway, into a grassy area and struck a fence, Wetstein said. The man then walked into the back onto the expressway, and was struck by the semi in the right lane.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene, Wetstein said.

The semi truck driver was not injured and no citations or charges were issued.

“There was nothing he could do,” Wetstein said of the driver.

As of 3:15 a.m., the middle and right lanes of the expressway were closed to traffic.

The Latest
The car was later found in the West Woodlawn neighborhood about 11 miles away and it was not known if the carjacker was hit, according to Chicago police.
The man, 43, was with a group of people near the 2600 block of North Cannon Drive when he slipped and fell into the water early Wednesday.
She-Hulk’s look adds to the campy fun of this borderline silly but always entertaining chapter in the never-ending Marvel saga.
A man while fatally shot while in a car in the 3100 block of West Huron Street.
The man, 57, was attacked about 2:20 a.m. in the 3500 block of West Pershing Road, Chicago police said.