2nd Construction Zone Death This Month On I-90

April 15, 2016

Thursday one man was killed and one injured when a van heading westbound on the Jane Addams Tollway crashed into a tow truck. The 79-year old van driver was killed

Yesterday another fatal crash happened on the I-90 / Jane Addams Tollway expansion project This is the second death in the construction zone in three weeks.

The accident happened when a minivan collided with a tow truck on the westbound lane near Roselle Road. The van driver, 79-year old James Perfors, was killed. The truck driver, Javier Soto, 43, of Elgin was injured. Perfors veered off to the left and struck the end of the tow truck as it was preparing to pull a disabled vehicle from the construction zone.

On March 25th, one person was killed and six others injured in a limousine crash near Elgin.   Just last week, two of those injured in the crash filed a lawsuit against the limousine company.  Recently, two construction companies were added as defendants to that lawsuit citing a dangerous and confusing construction zone.

During a press conference earlier this week, Illinois State Police said they did not find the I-90 construction zone to be unsafe and recommended drivers be more responsible.

The Illinois Tollway plans to add new speed radar signs and message boards to alert drivers to changing lane patterns and delays.

Source: WGN