Illinois Man Dies In Tanker Explosion
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
A man is dead after a fatal
truck accident involving a tanker explosion in Cahokia, Illinois. According to Illinois
State Police, a man was killed during a tanker explosion on Saturday morning.
Authorities say at approximately six a.m., a tractor-trailer was exiting
a Phillips 66 gas station when the driver of a pickup truck collided and
slid underneath the tanker truck. The impact caused the tanker to explode,
killing the pickup truck driver. Police say the driver of the tractor-trailer
was not injured during the explosion. The fiery crash shut down Route
3 while crews worked to clear the scene. An investigation into the accident
continues and no charges have been filed. The deceased has yet to be identified.
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