St. Louis truck driver dies in I-90 crash

Online Staff Report

Ronald Johnson, 51, of St. Louis, died in a fatal semi vs. semi crash on I-90 in Winnebago County Tuesday, Jan. 6. The accident occurred around 9:30 a.m.

According to Illinois State Police, preliminary investigation revealed one semi truck was traveling on I-90 westbound when another semi truck struck the first one in the rear.

The first truck veered into the right ditch, and the second went onto the shoulder. Johnson, the driver of the first truck, was pronounced dead. The driver of the other truck refused medical treatment.

Weather is believed to be a contributing factor in this crash. Investigation is ongoing.

Posted Jan. 7, 2015

3 thoughts on “St. Louis truck driver dies in I-90 crash

  • Jan 7, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    Anyone going to be charged with vehicular homicide? It very well could have been an automobile that was struck from behind…..these truck drivers today are horrible. I have had them almost run me off the tollway roads when they want to change lanes when I am RIGHT NEXT TO THEM. They will get into the left lanes and refuse to move to the right lanes they are supposed to drive in, they ride the bumpers of cars they feel are going too slow and talk on their cell phones!! They drive too many hours, too many miles and are reckless!!!

    • Jan 8, 2015 at 2:24 am

      You are very disrespectful, don’t place a judgment on what happen. All truck drivers are not the same. You don’t know what your talking about, it’s not because he was careless the roads were slick with ice and snow… My pops would never do nothing to hurt anyone nor himself….ugh your do ignorant!!!!!

  • Jan 8, 2015 at 2:21 am

    R.I.p. pops you will forever be missed….I’m happy that you are in a better place… I love you!!!!!

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