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Semi crash on I-80 kills a driver

Posted by wlpo on August 10, 2014

A truck driver was killed before dawn Sunday when his  truck tractor hit  an eastbound semi on westbound Interstate 80 near Ottawa.

Illinois State Police Master Sergeant Anthony  Kestner says it occured just before 4am,  2 miles west of  Marseilles.  44-year-old Dung Nguyen of Antioch, California, was heading east when he crossed the median into the path of a westbound semi.

The driver of that semi was flown to a Dupage county hospital, where he was  pronounced dead. His name will be released pending notification of relatives.
Dung Nguyen was ticketed for improper lane usage  and going slower than the minimum speed.  Nguyen and his passenger,  55-year-old Andrew Nguyen were taken to an area hospital for treatment.

Westbound I-80 was closed between Marseilles and Route 71 exits for about five hours.


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