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St. Charles man dies in accident on I-80 in Minooka

Car slammed into back of parked truck

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 semitractor-trailer which was parked on the shoulder of the roadway. The impact put the car under the trailer to the rear axle. Extrication was done by Minooka Fire.

A Lifestar rescue helicopter was requested but later cancelled and the coroner was called. Shambora was declared deceased at the scene. He was the vehicle's lone occupant.

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

The driver of the 18-wheeler was not injured.

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

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