An O’Fallon man is dead after a three-vehicle crash Tuesday morning in Southern Illinois.
Traffic was backed up because of construction on northbound Interstate 57 in Williamson County at about 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, according to a news release from Illinois State Police.
The man killed, Wayne S. Maxwell, 57, slowed down to nearly a stop for the backed-up traffic around mile marker 44 on I-57, as another car in front of him slowed as well. A semitrailer driven by Willie Lee Shelby, 62, struck the back of Maxwell’s car, pushing it into the car in front of him. Maxwell was pronounced dead at the scene.
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Shelby was given a ticket for failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash, according to the release. He was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. Additional charges may be added in the future, pending results from a crash reconstruction by Illinois State Police.