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Crash probe focuses on driver’s log book: source

Chicago Police were still investigating Saturday the cause of a Friday rush-hour accident in which a semi-tractor trailer plowed into the Cermak/Chinatown CTA L station, killing two women and injuring 21 other people.

And the truck driver, Don Wells, 51, was still being questioned by police late Saturday but had not been charged.

Killed were Elosia Guerrero, 47, and Delisia Brown, 18.

By Saturday, the last of the injured had been released from area hospitals.

According to sources, police planned to review the log book of the truck driver — who has declined to take a urine test — in an effort to determine if he was taking drugs to stay awake.

The truck came barreling down a Dan Ryan Expy. exit ramp during Friday’s rush hour, crashing into the bus stop outside the L station, then into the station’s escalator.

Chicago Police are reviewing CTA video surveillance, as well as asking anyone with information regarding the accident to contact the Major Accidents Investigation Unit at (312) 745-4521.  More from the Chicago Sun Times

According to the article, Wells, a driver for Whiteline Express, did not show signs of alcohol.  Authorities are looking into Wells’ log book to see if he was in violation of hours of service rules.

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April 27, 2008 - Posted by | BOLO and Crime, trucking | , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Declined to take a urine test? He’s done.

    Comment by Billiam | April 28, 2008 | Reply


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