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Illinois Tractor-Trailer Accident Kills Missouri Driver

A Highland, Missouri man died in a tractor-trailer accident Tuesday morning, April 12. The 30-year-old motorist collided with a tractor-trailer near Lebanon. Officials report that the man was driving westbound on Highway 50 at Old Route 50 when his 2012 Chevrolet collided with the semi-truck after he crossed the center-line. The man was found ejected from his vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene. The Chevrolet was engulfed in flames soon after the collision. The driver of the tractor-trailer refused medical treatment for his minor injuries. Officials have not yet released the identity of the 30-year-old man who died at the scene. Investigations continue by the Illinois State Police and no charges have been filed.

Tractor-trailers can be dangerous vehicles on the roads. These vehicles are massive and can create catastrophic damages during a collision. Tractor-trailers have low visibility when sharing the roads and are very hard to maneuver reactively. If you or a loved one have been in an accident involving a tractor-trailer, please do not go through this alone.

You need the skill and experience of St. Louis’ best Missouri truck accident attorneys. Meyerkord & Kurth, will fight aggressively against trucking companies. We have the expertise to investigate the accident, the truck driver, and the trucking company. Meyerkord & Kurth, has the experience, skill, and resources you need to successfully win your case and your right to fair compensation. Contact us today to receive a free consultation from one of St. Louis’ best personal injury attorneys.