Truck Driver Found Shot to Death Inside Semi-Truck Parked Along Interstate
Bremen Township, IL – A truck driver was discovered shot to death inside his semi-truck over the weekend in a suburb of Chicago.
According to the Illinois State Police (ISP), a 58-year-old male from Woodridge was found dead inside his rig on Saturday at approximately 4:22 p.m. in Bremen Township.
An ISP trooper made the discovery after stopping to check on a semi-truck which was parked along the shoulder near the I-57 North and Interstate 80 East interchange at Exit 345A/B, an ISP spokesperson told Transportation Nation Network (TNN).
The trucker had been fatally shot in the abdomen according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
His death has been ruled a homicide.
Authorities have not yet released the truck driver’s identity.
TNN is working to obtain additional information about the circumstances surrounding the homicide and the ongoing investigation.
We will provide an update as soon as we are able.
This incident comes as violence against truckers is on the rise.
We have seen an alarming number of reports in recent weeks of truckers and big rigs being targeted amid the ongoing social tensions.
TNN reported over the weekend about another recent incident in which a trucker came under a gunfire attack reportedly in Kansas City.
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Shootings are also skyrocketing in a growing number of major U.S. cities as well as Chicago.
Chicago police said 64 people were shot between 6:00 p.m. last Friday and 11:59 p.m. on Sunday.
Of those, 11 people were killed.
That follows a deadly weekend over the 4th of July when 87 people were shot.
The weekend prior, there were 63 shooting victims.
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