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Raymond Johnson, 74, dead; Ruth Johnson, Dale McWilliams, 70, and Amy L. Allen-Crosier, 43, injured in 7-vehicle pile-up involving distracted semi driver on I-70 in Clark County, Illinois

Modified Date: 
Sat, 08/19/2017 - 9:41am
Accident Date: 
Friday, August 18, 2017

UPDATE: One dead, three injured in 7-vehicle pile-up on I-70 in Illinois

Illinois State Police report a 1999 Kenworth semi driven by Wayne Kauffman, 66, of Oakland, Maryland, failed to reduce speed as other eastbound vehicles slowed for a construction zone.

The semi crashed into the back of a 2010 Honda Odyssey driven by Raymond Johnson, 74, of Orange, Connecticut.

7 Vehicle Crash Results in Fatality and Closes I-70 for Nearly 9 Hours

The driver of the semi, Wayne Kauffman, 66 of Oakland, Marlyland was charged with failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, aggravated reckless driving, and using an electronic communication device while driving.

People Involved: 
Raymond Johnson
Ruth Johnson
Dale McWilliams
Amy L. Allen-Crosier
Wayne Kauffman
William Shackleford
Charles Estep
Henry Emery
Roadway: 
Interstate 70

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