(On Topic) Feeder driver loses life on I-80/I-94 near Chicago

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by brett636, Jan 9, 2015.

  1. brett636

    brett636 Well-Known Member

    Winter weather conditions has lead to the loss of a brother in brown. Word is he broke down and was in the process of putting out the reflective triangles when a bobtail kenworth clipped a UPS Freight set during a lane change which eventually lead to our driver being pinned beneath both his tractor and the rear axle of the kenworth. Stay safe out there guys as you just never know what dangers may lurk out there on the roads...
     
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  2. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    I read it earlier, such a sad story to read. I believe the driver was just 38 years old. Tragic. RIP brother
     
  3. greengrenades

    greengrenades To be the man, you gotta beat the man.

    Man, that is awful. I'll make sure to send out a prayer for the family.
     
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  4. bigrig

    bigrig Member

    Blessings to his family.
     
  5. Big Arrow Down...D

    Big Arrow Down...D Leave the gun,take the cannoli

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  6. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    Prayers sent to his Family and those who knew and worked with him, a tragic loss!
     
  7. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    It is a horrible thing to lose ones life while on the job. Peace to his family.
     
  8. Coldworld

    Coldworld Well-Known Member

    Rest in peace god bless the family
     
  9. specter208

    specter208 Member

    God bless this man and his family.
     
  10. brett636

    brett636 Well-Known Member

    I-80/-I94 is a main artery into Chicago in NW Indiana. It is a very large very busy interstate and our driver experienced a mechanical problem causing him to pull over to, what I am going to guess as, the nearest shoulder he could get to so that he didn't end up stopped in the middle of this busy, ice covered, roadway. In either case nobody pulls over to the side of a roadway expecting to lose one's life regardless of what side of the road he was on.
     
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  11. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    yes. all it takes is an instant. I was putting on chains one night and a car slid towards me and I dove under the trailer.

    prayers are going out right now.
     
  12. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    R.I.P., driver.
     
  13. burrheadd

    burrheadd Superstar

    At this point does it really matter?
     
  14. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    Very sad!

    Sincerely,
    I
     
  15. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    Post #1 said "Winter weather conditions....."

    Post #12 had a picture clearly showing snow and ice on ground.

    The traffic was probably "bumper to bumper" and, likely, at a complete stand still. I'm sure there were a number of other vehicle, large and small, in that lane.
     
  16. Packmule

    Packmule Well-Known Member

    Sad. Prayers for his family and friends.
     
  17. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    I've been walking for 34 years and I've never walked into the path of an oncoming vehicle and been hit. A union brother is gone....prayers to his family.
     
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  18. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    the ups driver was parked on the right.
    In IL trucks can only use the 2 right lanes. You will get a ticket if your in the left lane
     
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  19. OPTION3

    OPTION3 Well-Known Member

    The Kenworth clipped the rear of the second trailer, then struck the back of the first trailer and the tractor on the passenger side before stopping against the barrier and tractor, according to ISP. SO much for your powers of deduction....on the passenger side--between the tractor and Barrier
     
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  20. mikewelch8484

    mikewelch8484 New Member

    RIP my brother