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Semi-truck cleared after partially hanging over exit ramp on Kennedy Expressway

CHICAGO  –The Foster Avenue exit has reopened on the outbound Kennedy Expressway Monday morning after a semi-truck that was partially hanging over the ramp was cleared from the scene.

The crash occurred after 4 a.m. The semi-truck knocked down an electrical box and there are live wires underneath the truck, which complicated efforts to clear the truck from the exit ramp. Thet ramp was cleared by 8 a.m.

In addition to the ramp closure, the right lane of the Kennedy was blocked.

Chicago police and IDOT were on the scene of the crash. The crash resulted in only minor injuries.

Vintage fire truck crashes on I-10 after being swiped by 18-wheeler, Biloxi police say

A vintage fire truck crashed on Interstate 10 on Monday, coming to rest against a concrete wall on the Tchoutacabouffa River Bridge, police say.

It appears the fire truck swerved after a semi-truck side-swiped it, Biloxi Police Maj. Christopher De Back said.

The driver of the fire truck was taken to a hospital to be checked out, De Back said. It didn’t appear that he was injured. The concrete divider wall kept the fire truck from entering the opposite lanes.

To the casual driver, it appeared to be a crash involving a firefighter. But the fire truck is an old model that’s no longer in service, De Back said.

“The VIN comes back to Louisiana, but it had been sold,” he said. The truck said “Fredericksburg Fire Dept.” on the side.

Police were not immediately able to confirm who owns the fire truck. They were waiting on the driver to be finished at a hospital before asking if he owns the truck or was delivering it to someone, De Back said.

A vintage fire truck crashed into the center guardrail on Interstate 10 in Biloxi on Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. 

 

Police ID man run over and killed on I-69, looking for black sedan

WOODHULL TWP, – Police have released the name of the man killed in an early morning crash Tuesday on Interstate 69 in Shiawassee County.

James Edward Ware, 51, of Morrice, was killed about 4:37 a.m. on Nov. 20 when he lost control of the pickup truck he was driving east on I-69 near Bath Road, crossed the median and was struck by a semi, the Shiawassee County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

Ware was ejected from his vehicle and was run over by a black sedan, which left the scene, police said.

Police are still trying to find the person who was driving the sedan. Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call investigators at 989-743-3411, extension 7223.

The crash had I-69 closed for hours on Tuesday during the investigation.

Earlier:

Morrice man killed after crash with semi throws him from the vehicle and is run over

The 51-year-old Morrice man was driving east on Interstate 69 about 4:37 a.m. on Nov. 20 near Bath Road in Woodhull Township when he lost control, crossed the median and was hit by the semi, the Shiawassee County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

Pedestrian killed on NE Marine Drive early Tuesday

The driver of the semi-truck that struck the pedestrian remained on the scene and cooperated with police.

A pedestrian was hit and killed by a semi-truck on Northeast Marine Drive early Tuesday.

The name of the victim was not immediately released. The driver remained on the scene and cooperated with investigators.

According to police, at 4:55 a.m. on Nov. 20, North Precinct officers responded to the 18200 block of Northeast Marine Drive on the report of a crash involving a pedestrian and a semi-truck.

When officers and emergency medical responders arrived, they located an adult lying on the roadway. Emergency medical responders determined the person was deceased.

Based on the preliminary investigation, officers believe the driver of a semi-truck was traveling west on Northeast Marine Drive when he struck a pedestrian that was on the roadway. After striking the pedestrian, the driver of the semi-truck stopped his vehicle and called 9-1-1.

Northeast Marine Drive was closed between Northeast 158th Avenue and Northeast 185th Avenue during the investigation.

Members with the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division’s Major Crash Team are responded to assume this fatal traffic crash investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division are also assisting with this investigation.

This is the 34th traffic-related fatality investigated by the Portland Police Bureau’s Major Crash Team in 2018

Anyone with information about this investigation should contact the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division at 503-823-2103.

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