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Illinois Trucker Dies in Crash

By May 29, 2008July 16th, 2019Trucking Accidents

A trucker from Illinois died last week in a three-truck pileup on Indiana 49. The accident occurred on the morning of May 27. Mark Flock was behind the wheel of an empty tractor-trailer when he slammed into the back of semi hauling three steel coils. The force of the crash sent the semi with the steel coils over a concrete median and into a box truck, shearing the cabin of the box truck away from the trailer. In the process, the three steel coils were knocked off the flatbed trailer and onto the highway.
Flock was pronounced dead at the scene. The other truck drivers were not seriously hurt.
According to the Chesterton Tribune, Flock’s truck left numerous skid marks which would indicate his brakes locked before the crash.
An autopsy did not reveal any signs of a sudden illness or trauma before the crash. The results of toxicology tests have not yet been released and investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the accident.
Miraculously, there were no motorists injured in the chain-reaction collision involving big rigs and heavy loads.
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