25.1 C
New York

Police searching for truck driver that fled after striking two pedestrians

Published:

Police are searching for a truck driver that fled the scene after striking two pedestrians on the side of an Illinois highway. 

The accident happened on Friday morning, June 23rd at around 3:23 a.m. in Bolingbrook, illinois. 

According to Fox 32, 28-year-old Perla Andrade-Garcia and another person pulled over onto the shoulder of Interstate 55 northbound after running out of gas. The two people then exited the car and were soon hit by a passing semi truck. The truck driver then reportedly fled the scene. 

Andrade-Garcia was pronounced dead at the scene, and the second person was transported to a nearby hospital with serious injuries. Andrade-Garcia was the mother of two children. 

The investigation of the incident caused a seven-mile traffic jam as far back as Route 126. Police are still searching for the truck driver involved.

JOIN OUR NEWSLETTER

Get the hottest daily trucking news

This Week in Trucking

Videos