Fatal Truck Accident On Illinois 148

There was a fatal truck accident Thursday (January 7, 2016) on Route 148 in Williamson County.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP) the accident happened at approximately 9:20 a.m., on Route 148 just north of Ogden Road.

At that time, a southbound semi hauling coal – for reasons currently unknown – crossed into the northbound lane.  In doing so, it came into the path of at least two northbound vehicles, a Dodge Ram and Dodge Durango.

An excerpt from the wsiltv.com article of January 7, 2016 titled “Route 148 reopens following fatal crash“:

The driver of the Durango was able to swerve onto the shoulder, avoiding the semi. The semi sideswiped the Dodge Ram, continued across both lanes, rolled over and came to rest upright in the ditch on the west side of 148. The load of coal spilled during the rollover.

The driver of the semi, identified as Randall W. Engleby, 62, of Harrisburg, was declared dead at the accident scene by the Williamson County Coroner.

The driver of the Durango hit her head while swerving to avoid the oncoming semi.  She was taken to a hospital for treatment of her accident injuries.

The driver of the Dodge Ram and two passengers were also hurt and taken to hospitals for treatment of their crash injuries.

Route 148 was closed to traffic for 6 1/2 hours.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Southern Illinois accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the wsiltv.com article mentioned above, as well as thesouthern.com article of January 7 titled “1 killed, 4 hurt in Williamson County wreck that closed Illinois 148 for more than 6 hours.”


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