I-70 Semi Wreck Sends One To Hospital


The Following Preliminary Information is Being Released by Illinois State Police District 12

WHAT: Injury Crash

WHERE: I-70 W/B at milepost 113, Approximately 6 miles west of Greenup

WHEN: December 7, 2017 12:25 AM

VEHICLES: Unit #1 – White 1995 Freightliner Truck Tractor

Unit #2 – White 2015 Mack Truck Tractor

DRIVER: Unit #1 – Yosniel Varela-Mojena, 28 of Millville, NJ

Unit #2 – Shawn M. Montgomery, 49, of Saint Peters, MO

CHARGES: Unit #1 Cited for improper lane usage

PRELIMINARY: Preliminary investigative details indicate Unit #2 was stopped on the right shoulder of I-70 near milepost 113. The driver of Unit #2 was outside the truck when Unit #2 trailer and driver were struck by Unit #1. Driver of Unit #1 stated he saw Unit #2 and looked down. When he looked up, he was unable to avoid striking Unit #2. Driver of Unit #1 was cited for improper lane usage. The tractor of Unit #1 became detached from the trailer. Trailer of Unit #1 came to rest in the center median. Unit #2 moved slightly but remained on the right shoulder. Driver of Unit #1 was transported to Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL.

All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law