The Following Preliminary Information is Being Released by Illinois State Police District 11 on a Personal Injury Crash that occurred February 6, 2019, 11:30 p.m. at 1900th St. N/B .38 Miles South of 800th Ave. (Near Willow Hill) involving Unit 1, a White 2015 Volvo Truck Tractor/White 2019 Wabash Van Semi-Trailer, driver Driss Badarelli Boutahri, 56, Cincinnati, Ohio and Unit 2, a Light Blue 2009 Kia, driver Margaret A. Pritchard, 60, Willow Hill, Illinois.
Preliminary investigative details indicate Unit 1 was parked in the roadway at the location listed above facing Southbound in the Southbound lane of travel. The driver of Unit 1 was out of the vehicle on foot in the gravel shoulder located on the Eastside of the roadway. Unit 2 was traveling Northbound at the location listed above in the Northbound lane of travel. Unit 2 swerved to the left to avoid striking the driver of Unit 1 and struck the trailer of Unit 1. Unit 2 came to final rest in the East ditch facing West. Weather conditions at the time of the crash were dense fog.
Unit 1 driver was charged with Improper Parking on the Roadway.
Unit 2 driver was transported to Richland Memorial Hospital.
All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law