Truck And Car Collide West Of Murphysboro, Illinois

On November 18, 2013, there was a Southern Illinois traffic accident west of Murphysboro, Illinois, involving a semi truck and a passenger car.

An excerpt from article of November 20, 2013 titled “Semi, car collision injures two” :

Officers learned a 1996 International semitrailer operated by James Trexler, 55, of Murphysboro was heading east on Illinois 149 when two vehicles in front of him stopped suddenly to avoid deer. When Trexler slammed on his breaks, the trailer began to jackknife and the semi entered into the westbound lane of the highway. A 2010 Dodge passenger car driven by Melodie Rushing, 56, of Rockwood traveling in the westbound lane, collided with the rear axle of the semi. Extensive damage was done to both vehicles.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including article mentioned above.


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