A tow truck operator is dead after being struck by a car while he was tending to a disabled vehicle on westbound Interstate 72 Friday morning.
The operator was loading the disabled vehicle onto his rig when a westbound car struck the disabled vehicle and then struck the tow truck operator.
That car then overturned and came to rest on its top. The tow truck driver was pronounced dead at the scene. [UPDATE: That driver has now been identified as 56-year-old Ronald Chaney of Springfield.
The driver of the car, 21-year-old Janay Sheperd of Peoria, was taken to Memorial Medical Center, where she is listed in good condition. She’s been cited for failing to yield to an emergency vehicle, and other charges are possible. That accident remains under investigation.
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