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Semi driver accused of causing I-55 crash that killed four women

Posted by wlpo on July 22, 2014

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) – A semi driver involved in a Will County crash that killed four people has been charged.

According to the Illinois State Police, the semi was speeding on Interstate 55 near Channahon when it hit several vehicles stopped in a construction zone. Francisco Quiroz of Leesburg, Indiana, is charged with failure to reduce speed to prevent an accident.

The Will County Coroner’s Office has identified the victims as 54-year-old Vicky Palacios of Coal City, 48-year-old Urlike Blopleh of Channahon, 43-year-old Kimberly Britton of Urbana and 11-year-old Piper Britton of Urbana.

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