Fatal Crash On I-70 When One Truck Hits Another

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Ill.  – Illinois State Police report a fatal crash on I-70 in Cumberland County Friday night.

Police say that a semi was driving slowly near the 127 mile marker in the main driving lane due to mechanical problems. A second semi crashed into the back of the first.

The driver of the second semi was thrown from the truck and killed.

The driver of the second semi is identified as Melissa Coleman of Doniphan, Missouri.

The driver of the first semi is identified as Filimon Ghebremehari of Seattle, Washington. He is facing a charge for driving under the minimum speed limit.