Deadly Crash Claims Life in Jefferson County

A crash involving several vehicles shut down lanes of traffic on two interstates in Jefferson County, Illinois on Wednesday, May 22, 2019.  Police say, a white 2005 Dodge Dakota was going north on I-57, just south of mile post 96, when the driver lost control and crossed the median to the west of the north lane, into the path of a blue 2018 Peterbilt truck-tractor hauling a tanker trailer. The driver of the Dodge Dakota was identified as 94-year-old Edward F. Troutt. He was transferred to a hospital with life- Police say at around 9:19 a.m., the crash shut down the eastbound lanes of Interstate 64 at Woodlawn and the southbound lanes of Interstate 57 at Dix., threatening injuries. His passenger 86-year-old Helen F. Trout, 86, of Opdyke was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead They say the Dodge Dakota continued north in the southbound lanes, hitting a white 2011 Ford Escape before coming to a rest in the grass median to the east of the southbound lanes.According to ISP, the Escape also came to a rest in the median. The driver of the truck-tractor was identified as 53-year-old Randal S. Barkley of Waukesha, Wisconsin and the driver of the Ford Escape was identified as 56-year-old David M. Law of Carlyle, Illinois.




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