Dump truck loses wheels on Route 1 | News
A dump truck lost two wheels, leading to a three-vehicle accident on Illinois Route 1 Tuesday afternoon.
According to Illinois State Police District, the driver of a 1996 Mack dump truck, Howard D. Ritchie, age 63, of Bone Gap, was northbound on Route 1, just north of Wabash County Road N 820, when two tires separated from the axle on his vehicle. One tire left the roadway; however, the second tire proceeded into the southbound lane of Illinois Route 1, striking head-on the 2006 Sterling truck tractor, driven by Jeremy S. Hoskins, age 36, of Carmi.
After the collision, Hoskins vehicle skidded into the northbound lane, striking the 2006 Pontiac Montana vehicle, driven by Thomas M. Miller, age 52, of Mt. Carmel.
Miller attempted to avoid the collision by driving off into the grass, but was unsuccessful. Hoskins tanker trailer overturned and spilled crude oil, which was contained by the Keensburg Fire Department.
Hoskins received minor injuries and was transported to Wabash General Hospital by the Wabash General Ambulance Service. Ritchie was cited for Broken Wheel Fasteners, a Motor Carrier violation.
All three vehicles received damage as a result of the crash. Ritchie’s vehicle was repaired on scene and driven away. Hoskins’ vehicle was towed from the crash scene by Tri-State Towing of Evansville, Indiana, while Miller’s vehicle was removed by Snelling Towing of Mt. Carmel, Illinois.
Illinois State Police District 19 was assisted at the crash scene by ISP District 12, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), the Wabash County Sheriff’s Department, the Wabash General Ambulance Service, and the Wabash County EMA.
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