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One person killed in car-truck accident along I-80 in Minooka

A silver sedan can be seen pinned underneath the back of a semi truck at the rest stop on westbound I-80 in Minooka on Saturday morning. The driver of the car was declared dead at the scene.
A silver sedan can be seen pinned underneath the back of a semi truck at the rest stop on westbound I-80 in Minooka on Saturday morning. The driver of the car was declared dead at the scene.

One person was killed on Saturday morning in an accident along Interstate 80 in Minooka.

The accident happened in the westbound lanes at the exit to the rest area around 10:30 a.m.

Grundy County Coroner John Callahan reported Saturday afternoon that the preliminary investigation indicates a sedan, driven by Steven Raymond Shambora, 48, of St. Charles was heading west on I-80 when Shambora drove into the back of a semitrailer that was parked on the shoulder of the roadway.

The impact put the car under the trailer to the rear axle. Minooka Fire Protection officials performed the extrication.

A Lifestar rescue helicopter was requested but later canceled, and the coroner was called.

Shambora was declared dead at the scene. He was the vehicle’s only occupant.

Traffic was backed up to the Minooka Road overpass, but was able to pass by the scene on the left.

The crash remains under investigation by the Coroner’s Office and the Illinois State Police.

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