Derron Gentry, 46, dies in semi vs. van crash on I-64 in Jefferson County, Illinois

Modified Date: 
Wed, 11/23/2016 - 10:16am
Accident Date: 
Friday, November 18, 2016

Semi vs. van crash kills Ashland, KY man in Jefferson Co.

Police say 46-year-old Derron Gentry was traveling westbound in a Chrysler Voyager Van around 12:19 a.m. when he rear ended a semi.

Illinois State Police say the semi, driven by 35-year-old Las Vegas resident Kiflu Mogos, was parked on the right shoulder of I-64 near milepost 88.

KY Man Killed in Collision with Semi on Interstate 64

According to Illinois State Police, Gentry had been traveling westbound on I-64 in a Chrysler Voyager van when he ran into the back of a semi trailer as it was pulling back onto the road after being stopped on the right shoulder. 

People Involved: 
Derron Gentry
Kiflu Mogos
Interstate 64


That was my wonderful. Husband plus a amazing father. To our 16 year old daughter that he was in for her birthday. He trying. To get back work and that had to happen to him. Brad was just. A hard worker he was a welder he worked very hard n his job plus . it was going on Christmas he always makes sure our daughter. Shelbi. Has a good one. Plus they go shopping together. This year all we had was a grave yard. That we visit all the time. Cause that's all see got left of him. Plus how we are grieving so bad I have been with him for 19 years. We. R still young now. My honey gone for no reason. . plus im a widow . my life is empty now. Because. I

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