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8,043 heavy truck crashes claim 218 lives on region roads over nine years

8,043 heavy truck crashes claim 218 lives on region roads over nine years

A Crown Point man, likely distracted by commotion on the highway, slams his SUV into the back of a semitrailer more than 13 times heavier than his vehicle.

November 27, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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112711TRUCKCRASH  Emily McGrath, of Crete lost her 40-year-old son Keith to a heavy truck accident

112711TRUCKCRASH Emily McGrath, of Crete lost her 40-year-old son Keith to a heavy truck accident

Emily McGrath, of Crete, wrote this letter to the man driving a heavy truck that hit her son's car at the intersection of Exchange Street and Ill. 394, killing him and a friend in May 2003.

November 25, 2011 12:55 pm
112711TRUCKCRASH  Emily McGrath, of Crete lost her 40-year-old son Keith to a heavy truck accident

112711TRUCKCRASH Emily McGrath, of Crete lost her 40-year-old son Keith to a heavy truck accident

Herb and Emily McGrath, of Crete, hold a pciture of their 40-year-old son Keith, who was killed in a crash with a heavy truck in May 2003.

November 25, 2011 12:55 pm
112711TRUCKCRASH  Emily McGrath, of Crete lost her 40-year-old son Keith to a heavy truck accident

112711TRUCKCRASH Emily McGrath, of Crete lost her 40-year-old son Keith to a heavy truck accident

Keith McGrath was killed in May 2003 when his minivan collided with a semitrailer. His case is among more than 8,000 heavy truck crashes for which The Times analyzed nine years of region transportation data.

November 25, 2011 12:55 pm
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