Truck driver faces multiple charges in fatal I-55 collision

Truck driver faces multiple charges in fatal I-55 collision

A Colorado truck driver was charged with eight counts of aggravated reckless driving and four counts of reckless homicide in a crash that involved seven vehicles. Four people died in the accident, while 11 others suffered injuries.

The collision occurred on southbound Interstate-55 in Madison County on November 21, 2017. Authorities said Mohamed Yussuf Jama, 54, was driving a large tractor-trailer truck that failed to stop for the vehicles ahead of him in a construction zone. One lane of the highway was closed due to traffic restrictions in the area.

Jama turned himself in to Madison County Jail. According to Madison County State’s Attorney Tom Gibbon, Jama could be sentenced to life in prison if convicted of all charges.

The parents of two sisters who were among those killed in the crash filed a lawsuit against Jama. They accused him of failing to slow down in the construction zone and not being vigilant while driving. The lawsuit also named Keller Construction and Forward Air Corp., the freight company that employed Jama.

Keller Construction had been performing repairs at the site of the accident. According to the lawsuit, the company allegedly did not install traffic monitoring and warning systems. It also failed to open the closed lanes of the highway when work was not underway.

Truck accidents can have devastating consequences for those involved. If you or a loved one has been injured due to the carelessness of another driver, you could be entitled to compensation. Contact Briskman Briskman & Greenberg to learn more about how our personal injury attorneys can help.

Comments are closed.

351 W. Hubbard St. Ste 810
Chicago, IL 60654

Phone: 312.222.0010
Fax: 312.222.1203


175 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432-4126

Phone: 312.222.0010
Fax: 312.222.1203


Phone: 312.222.0010


Our podcast covers personal injury topics and cases of interest.

Chicago Injury Alert by Briskman Briskman & Greenberg

© 2021
Briskman Briskman & Greenberg
All rights reserved.
Disclaimer | Sitemap | Privacy

The law firm of Briskman Briskman & Greenberg represents injured people throughout Illinois, including Chicago, the Chicagoland area, Joliet, Waukegan, Cicero, Evanston, Arlington Heights, Wheaton, Bolingbrook, and Naperville, as well as other cities within Cook County, Will County, DuPage County, Lake County and McHenry County. Briskman Briskman & Greenberg also represents injured people throughout Wisconsin, including Kenosha, Milwaukee, and Madison.

Custom Legal Marketing | Attorney Advertising