Three in Illinois Killed in Crash Caused by Truck Driver who Fell Asleep

By March 6, 2008Trucking Accidents

A truck driver who allegedly fell asleep while behind the wheel is to blame for causing a crash that killed three people, the Rockford Register Star reports.
The accident occurred on Dec. 27. William Hinds was driving a tractor trailer on Interstate 3 when he fell asleep at the wheel. His truck failed to slow for a construction zone and slammed into the back of a Ford Explorer. The truck then plowed into a vehicle driven by a couple from Florida, Donald W. Rautio, 67 and his 65-year-old wife, Faye. The Rautio’s car then hit a Ford Taurus driven by Caryn J. Casey, 21. The Taurus and the semitrailer burst into flames.
The Rautios and Casey were killed in the accident that involved seven vehicles.
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