Pickup truck driver dies after semi crash on I-80

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A truck driver has died after a crash on I-80.    

That happened about 2 miles east of the Big X just before 2 p.m. Illinois State Police say a crash happened prior to this accident. A pick-up truck and semi trailer were slowing down due to traffic from the first accident.

The pickup truck hit the back of the semi. The crash trapped the driver and another passenger. Both had to be extracted.

The driver was taken to Trinity Hospital in Rock Island where they died. The passenger was also taken to a hospital. The driver’s name has not yet been released.

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