Tollway worker killed, trooper injured in crash on I-88

By WEEK Producer

Tollway worker killed, trooper injured in crash on I-88

January 28, 2014 Updated Jan 28, 2014 at 12:37 PM CDT

AURORA, Ill. – State Police are investigating a crash that killed an Illinois Tollway employee and seriously injured an Illinois State Police trooper.

Tollway worker Vincent Petrella and the trooper were assisting the driver of a disabled semi tractor trailer in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 88 near Aurora just before 10 p.m. Monday night when they were hit by another semi.

All the vehicles were engulfed in flames. Petrella was pronounced dead at the scene. The trooper was taken to the hospital in serious condition.

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