Chevy Tahoe hits rear of semi-trailer truck, killing driver of Chevy Tahoe on westbound Interstate 90 just east of Roselle Road in Schaumburg.
The identity was released of the driver that crashed into the back of a flatbed trailer semi-trailer truck on Interstate 90 near Roselle Road in Schaumburg Thursday night. Angelica M. Vargas, age 42, of Palatine was trapped in a white Chevy Tahoe when the front of the vehicle she was driving crashed into the back of a flatbed semi-trailer about 7:40 p.m. She was extricated by Schaumburg Fire Department firefighters, and transported to Level 1 Trauma Center Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge by Schaumburg Fire Department paramedics. She was pronounced dead at 9:07 p.m. Thursday at Lutheran General, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
The truck driver did not initially report any injuries.
Illinois State Police and firefighters and paramedics from Schaumburg responded about 7:42 p.m. Thursday, December 10, 2020 to a report of a serious crash with entrapment on westbound Interstate 90 just east of Roselle Road by the 65.5 mile marker. At least one motorist witnessed the crash and called 9-1-1.
Illinois State Police reported the crash involved Angelica Vargas’ white 2001 Chevrolet and a red 2017 Kenworth truck pulling a silver 2020 Benson flatbed trailer. Following impact, both vehicles continued in motion for at least 600 feet — the length of two football fields.
Lanes 4 through 8 (five right lanes) were closed during rescue operations and an extended crash investigation. The two lanes remained open as lanes closed during rescue operation expanded to all five right lanes during crash investigation, beginning about 8:10 p.m. All lanes were reopened just before 1:00 a.m. Friday, December 11, 2020.
The Speed Limit on westbound I-90 is 70 MPH for passenger vehicles, 65 MPH for buses, and 60 MPH for trucks over 4 tons, and motor homes, campers and trailers (according to Google Maps Street View captured September 2019).
IDOT help trucks (DIAL *999) and crews assisted Illinois State Police troopers to secure the scene and manage traffic around the scene.
Initially, no citations were issued and no charges were filed on late Friday morning, according to Illinois State Police.
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