Chicago, IL Pickup And Vehicle Collision, Nov 1994


Chicago - (AP) - A pickup truck lost control on an interstate and careened over the median, causing a fiery accident that killed six people.
The five people pronounced dead at the scene Thursday night were burned beyond recognition, the county coroner said. A toddler was pronounced dead at a hospital. Nine others were injured, two critically.
"One vehicle was traveling northbound on Interstate 57 and it crossed over the median and struck another vehicle," said State Police Sgt. William Aukstolis. "With that impact both vehicles caught on fire." A third vehicle then ran into the wreckage.
Police were investigating reports that the pickup was speeding and lost control when another vehicle suddenly pulled in front of it.

Daily Tribune Wisconsin Rapids 1994-11-25