One person is dead and Illinois State Police are looking for the driver of a tractor-trailer who was involved in a three-vehicle accident early Wednessday morning on Interstate 70 in Madison County near Troy. The Madison County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim as 20-year old Jacob L. Dey of Brighton.
Police say Dey was driving a 2002 Chevy Impala and for some reason lost control, ran off onto the shoulder then back into the left traffic lane where he was struck by a tractor-trailer that continued after being involved in the accident. The Impala came to rest in the right lane, where it was then struck by another tractor-trailer, which then landed on its side after running off the highway, along with the car. The driver of the second tractor-trailer was not hurt. Funeral arrangements for Dey are being handled by Targhetta & Wooldridge Funeral Home in Brighton.