Riverbender.com is reporting from Litchfield that the Illinois State Police are investigating an accident that happened at approximately 9:00 PM Thursday. The wreck site was at at Illinois Route 16, at West County Line Road, Montgomery County, outside of Litchfield.
James Archibald, 62, of Gillespie, was critically injured when the car he was driving crashed into a semi driven by Navdeep Singh, 29, of Brampton, Ontario.
The accident occurred when Singh pulled onto West County Line Road and attempted to back up across IL-16. When he did so the driver side tires of his trailer went off the roadway and the rig became stuck. As the result of this, the semi blocked both east and west bound traffic lanes. Approaching the scene going westbound was Archibald, who was not able to stop in time and consequently collided with the truck.
Archibald was airlifted to Saint John’s Hospital in Springfield where he is now reported in critical condition.
The accident remains under investigation, however, Singh was cited for improper parking on the roadway.
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