Identity Released: Frederick Conlon, Fatal Crash Victim in 2nd Fatal Semi-Trailer Crash on I-57


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Frederick Conlon, 52, of Lisben, OH, was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:20 p.m. Thursday, according to the Will County coroner. An autopsy revealed Conlon died from multiple injuries sustained in a crash.

The rear-end collision involving three semi-trailer trucks occurred about 5 p.m. on I-57 about 1/2 mile north of the Kankakee and Will County line. The crash was the second fatal truck crash of the day.

Three Killed in a 24-hour period on I-57
Earlier a fatal rear-end collision involving two trucks and fire occurred on I-57 between Monee and Peotone. The driver of the semi-trailer truck that hit the other truck was killed about 9:30 a.m. Thursday.

About six hours after the second crash a pedestrian was fatally hit on Interstate 57 in south suburban Posen. Early Friday morning about 1:45 a.m. Illinois State Police responded for a man who was fatally hit on in the northbound lanes of the expressway at West 147th Street.

Scenes from the first crash on I-57 from Northern Illinois Fireground

Scenes from the second crash on I-57 from Northern Illinois Fireground

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