Two FedEx employees died after being struck by a third trucker along I-80 near Joliet early in the morning on Tuesday, Sept. 26.
One of the FedEx drivers had pulled over onto the roadway’s right shoulder earlier that morning after his truck began experiencing mechanical problems. It wasn’t too long after a second FedEx driver arrived on the scene to render assistance that a third trucker, a 48-year-old male with West Side Transport, veered onto the shoulder, striking the two FedEx trucks in the process.
The force of the crash resulted in an immediate fireball. Although emergency responders arrived quickly on the scene of the crash, it was too late to save the two FedEx drivers. As for the Chicago man who struck them, he was transported to Loyola Medical Center with burns about his body.