Two Semis Collide on Interstate Near Kinmundy


Published on October 14 2021 10:48 am
Last Updated on October 14 2021 10:49 am
Written by Greg Sapp

The area around Kinmundy has been the scene of a number of vehicle crashes in recent days.

Another incident occurred just after 1:30pm on southbound Interstate 57 at the Kinmundy interchange. Illinois State Police report a semi driven by 66-year-old Lieonell Stahoski of Pine Island, Minnesota ran off the roadway and struck a rig parked on the shoulder. That unit was driven by 34-year-old Rami Toma of Warren, Michigan, who had the hazard lights on the rig activated and reflective triangle placed behind the vehicle. 

Stahoski's semi struck the stopped rig and came to rest in the right ditch. The stopped rig sustained heavy damage, while Stahoski's rig caught fire. 

Stahoski was taken from the scene to an area hospital for treatment of injuries received in the crash.

Stahoski was cited for improper lane usage, failure to reduce speed to avoid the crash, and approaching a disabled vehicle and failure to reduce speed to avoid the crash.