One dead in semi vs. vehicle crash

By WEEK Producer

One dead in semi vs. vehicle crash

June 11, 2013 Updated Jun 11, 2013 at 3:24 PM CDT

HUDSON, Ill. – One person is dead following an early morning crash in McLean County.

Authorities say a vehicle was traveling south on I-39 near Hudson around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday when the driver pulled onto the right shoulder and made a u-turn in front of a southbound semi tractor trailer.

Both occupants were trapped inside the vehicle when crews arrived. A male passenger was freed and taken to Advocate BroMenn Hospital in Normal.

The driver, 24 year old Kendra R. Guengerich of Minonk, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Guengerich's autopsy was completed earlier Tuesday. Preliminary findings indicate that she died as a result of multiple blunt force trauma.

The driver of the semi was not injured.