No charges yet in I-70 toll plaza crash that killed trucker

By Greg Grisolano, Land Line staff writer | Friday, April 04, 2014

Officials with the Kansas Highway Patrol said there is no timetable for when the investigation into the death of a trucker who died after colliding with a toll plaza on Interstate 70 in Leavenworth County on March 29.

The driver, 30-year-old Sergiy Angelchev, of Aurora, Colo., was killed. A passenger, 25-year-old Roman Ilyaich, also of Aurora, was seriously injured when the tractor trailer he was driving hit a toll booth at full speed. Angelchev was reportedly asleep at the wheel according to the company he drove for.

The Lawrence Journal World quotes a manager at Eastern Freight Solutions as saying pictures taken just before the crash appear to show Angelchev had fallen asleep. Angelchev died when he was ejected from the cab. Neither man was wearing a seat belt. Ilyaich is listed in serious but stable condition according to reports.

The crash occurred at about 3 a.m. at mile post 216.8 in the westbound lane of I-70, on Saturday, March 29, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol crash reports.

The highway patrol says the cause of the wreck is still under investigation, and no charges have been filed.

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