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Truck Driver Turns Self In For Fatal I-55 Crash

4 people were killed.

April 16, 2018 - 5:44 pm

HAMEL, Ill. (KMOX) - The semi-truck driver who crashed into multiple vehicles on Interstate 55 in southwestern Illinois last fall, killing four people, is charged with reckless homicide.

Mohamed Jama, 54, turned himself in Monday afternoon.

An investigation revealed Jama was driving too fast in a workzone on northbound I-55 south of Hamel. The crash killed 20-year-old Tori Carroll of Alhambra; 20-year-old Hailey Bertels and her 17-year-old sister, Madisen Bertels, of Staunton; and 19-year-old Vivian Vu of Joplin, Missouri.

Jama also faces eight counts of aggravated reckless driving. He is being held without bond.