Metro-East News

Man killed in I-57 tractor-trailer crash in Jefferson County

A 74-year-old Willowbrook man was killed in a single-vehicle crash Monday night in Jefferson County.

William R. Calabretta was driving a tractor-trailer north on Interstate 57 around 8:50 p.m. when he drove off the road and across the center median, according to an Illinois State Police press release. The semi drifted into southbound lanes, traveled down the embankment and struck multiple trees a few miles south of Interstate 64.

Calabretta was pronounced dead at the scene.

There were no passengers in the truck.

Kaley Johnson: 618-239-2526, @KaleyJohnson6