Indiana man indicted in fatal crash on I-55

JOLIET - An Indiana truck driver accused of causing a collision on Interstate 55 that claimed the lives of five people has been indicted on multiple counts of reckless homicide.

On Wednesday, Francisco Espinal-Quiroz, 51, was indicted on 15 counts of reckless homicide.  The indictments allege that he was speeding through a construction zone, failed to look for vehicles slowing or stopping in a construction zone, failed to decrease his speed when a special hazard existed, and that he had physical conditions that limited his ability to drive safely.

The July 21 collision is still under investigation by the Will County State's Attorney's Office and the Illinois State Police.  Espinal-Quiroz remains in Will County Jail on $1 million bond.  If convicted, he could face between six and 28 years in prison.
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