A dashcam video captured the moment a semi-truck pulling an Amazon trailer crashed and rolled over, killing the driver and causing a fire on I-94 near Wadsworth.
The Newport Fire Protection District and Illinois State Police responded around 5:22 a.m. Monday to Interstate 94 south of Wadsworth Road in Wadsworth for a vehicle crash with injuries.
Fire crews arrived to find a black 2011 Freightliner rolled over onto the median near the 6.5 milepost.
The driver of the truck, a 34-year-old man from Wilmar, Minnesota, was trapped inside his vehicle and it took firefighters about 10 minutes to free him.
Illinois State Police Trooper Jayme Bufford said that the driver suffered life-threatening injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The crash happened in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 94 and police closed the two left lanes for the investigation.
No other vehicles were involved in the incident, Bufford said. It is unclear what caused the semi-truck to crash.
Illinois State Police identified the 34-year-old man as Bashir M. Hussein.
A witness told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that he caught the crash on his Tesla, which has a built-in camera on the front of the vehicle.
The video shows the Freightliner, which was pulling an Amazon trailer, traveling eastbound in lane three when it suddenly cut left and slammed into the median wall.
Large flames were seen rising from next to the truck immediately following the collision, which left the truck rolled over onto the median wall.
All lanes of Interstate 94 were reopened by around 11:40 a.m. Monday. The incident remains under investigation by the Illinois State Police.