Editor’s note: The Illinois State Police initially said in a statement that the driver of the Toyota was the one killed. This was incorrect and they have since said in an update that the driver of the semi-truck died, not the driver of the Toyota.
A 39-year-old man from Round Lake died after he was ejected from his semi-truck when it was struck by a car traveling at a high speed on Interstate 355 in Addison.
The Illinois State Police responded to the call around 4:19 a.m. Sunday on Interstate 355 near North Avenue in Addison.
Troopers arrived to find a two-vehicle crash involving a white Volvo semi-truck and a black Toyota Camry.
A preliminary investigation shows the semi-truck was traveling in lane three on northbound Interstate 355 at milepost 27.75.
The semi-truck was approached from behind by a Toyota traveling at a high rate of speed, the Illinois State Police said.
The Toyota struck the rear end of the semi-truck, causing the Toyota to spin around and come to a stop on the right lane and shoulder.
The semi-truck traveled to the left and struck the concrete median wall on the left shoulder.
State police said the driver of the semi-truck, identified as Kirk T. Kralovetz, 39, of Round Lake, was ejected from his vehicle.
Kralovetz was transported to an area hospital and later pronounced deceased, state police said.
The driver of the Toyota, identified as Hussein Muthanna, 37, of Chicago, was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Muthanna was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.