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A trucker who was high on crack cocaine, speeding and fighting with his girlfriend when he ran a red light and killed a Summerfield woman received a 14-year prison sentence Friday. Luke was driving a semitrailer on U.S. 50 east of O’Fallon on Nov. 8, 2016, when he and his female passenger got into an argument. The woman jumped from the moving truck. Other drivers called 911, but before police got to the scene, Luke had crashed his truck into a line...

Channel 11 has learned the tractor-trailer involved in the accident belongs to Hinkle Trucking based in Riverton, West Virginia. According to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's website, Hinkle Trucking has had the 16 violations in the past 24 months including: 5 – traffic light violations 7 - speeding violations 1 – seat belt violation 1 – violation for leaving the vehicle on a roadway 1 – violation reckless driving 1 – violation for having an authorized passenger on board Channel 11 has reached out to...

A trucking company is being sued in connection with a fatal crash last month on Interstate 80 near southwest suburban Joliet. The three-count lawsuit, filed Tuesday by Jennifer Djordjevic as estate administrator for Jugoslav Djordjevic, seeks more than $150,000 in damages from West Side Tranport, Inc. and one of the their operators, Douglass Norfleet. Source: Trucking company sued over fiery crash that killed man driving on I-80 | Chicago Sun-Times...

The family of an off-duty sheriff’s deputy killed three years ago by a big rig hauling frozen Perdue chicken parts has agreed to settle a wrongful death lawsuit for $2.05 million, according to court documents. Source: Perdue, trucking company will pay $2 million after big rig full of chicken killed off-duty deputy | Courts & Crime | pilotonline.com...

  Two people are dead after an accident involving a semi-truck on Highway 96. Tyler Sapp, of Millbrook, Ala., was driving eastbound on the highway in a 2003 Peterbilt semi-truck. The release says Sapp collided with the Civic, and Countryman died at the scene. 25-year-old Amanda Jo Parker, of Bonaire, was a passenger in the Civic and she later died at the hospital. Source: Two killed in collision with semi-truck on Highway 96 | 13wmaz.com...