ISP identifies the vehicle and individual involved in the deadly Highway 40 crash near Teutopolis
With information provided by the community, the Illinois State Police Division of Criminal Investigation reports it has identified the vehicle and driver believed to be involved in the September 29 crash just outside of Teutopolis that resulted in five deaths and multiple injuries.
On September 29, ISP, the Effingham County Sheriff’s Office, Teutopolis Fire Protection District and other local law enforcement, fire, and emergency services responded to a crash that occurred that night on Highway 40.
The crash involved a semi-truck tanker carrying 7,500 gallons of anhydrous ammonia. About 4,000 gallons leaked after the tank was punctured.
Due to the plume from the ammonia leak, roughly 500 residents were evacuated from northeastern parts of Teutopolis until the following night and Highway 40 was closed between Effingham and Montrose.
ISP continues to investigate.