A truck slammed into semitrailer that had broken down on
Interstate 80 in Hammond, IN, on Nov. 22, fatally crushing Willie Taylor, 50,
of Chicago. Taylor was pinned between his own truck and another vehicle that
had stopped to help.
The crash occurred in the westbound lanes of I-80, reported
the Indianapolis Star. Local television news sources said other drivers
were not injured.
According to the Star, Indiana State Police said
Taylor pulled his truck onto the right shoulder and got out of the cab and
waved to a second truck, which pulled over in front of Taylor’s rig.
Police said part of Taylor’s trailer was in the right lane
and a third truck hit it, pinning him between the other two vehicles.