MT. VERNON – One person died in a two-vehicle crash in Jefferson County Thursday afternoon.
According to Illinois State Police (ISP), the crash that killed the driver of a black Dodge truck happened around 2:15 on northbound I-57 at the milepost 94 exit ramp.
ISP said the driver was traveling north on I-57 and attempted to exit at milepost 94 when he/she failed to negotiate the exit and struck the rear of a semi pulling a trailer that was stopped on the right shoulder just past the exit ramp.
The driver of the Dodge truck was pronounced dead at the scene by the Jefferson County Coroner. Officials said the driver’s name will not be released until family member are notified.
The driver of the semi, 26-year-old Kadeem Lindsay of Orlando, FL and his passenger, 39-year-old Reder Rancy of Springfield, MO, were not hurt.
The crash remains under investigation.