MONTGOMERY COUNTY - This is preliminary information about a fatal crash in Montgomery County by Illinois State Police District 18.

WHAT: Fatal Traffic Crash

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WHERE: Interstate 55 Northbound at milepost 54, Montgomery County

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WHEN: April 29, 2021 at approximately 5:48 p.m.

VEHICLE: Unit 1- Gray 2007 Toyota Camry

DRIVER: Unit 1- David R. Grapes, 69-year-old male of Clarendon Hills, IL (Deceased)

PRELIMINARY: A preliminary investigation indicates the following occurred: Unit 1 was traveling northbound on Interstate 55 near milepost 54 in Montgomery County. At this location northbound Interstate 55 is diverted around a construction zone that is closed and barricaded. Unit 1 drove around several construction barricades and traveled for several hundred feet before striking a stationary Caterpillar track hoe. The driver of Unit 1 was pronounced deceased on scene. The crash remains under investigation and no further information is being released at this time.

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