Fayette County, IL-(Effingham Radio)- An Elmira, Ontario man was killed in an accident that occurred on I-70 in Fayette County on Wednesday.
According to a report from the Illinois State Police, the accident occurred at 8:50pm on I-70 East near milepost 56.
The report states that a preliminary investigation revealed that a white 2008 Kenworth Truck/Tractor pulling a white 2007 Reitnour Flatbed Trailer, driven by 46 year old, Peter F Peters, of Ontario Canada was parked on the right shoulder of I-70 Eastbound near milepost 56.
Peters was thought to have been standing outside of the vehicle on the driver’s side, near the middle of the trailer, when an unknown tractor/trailer with a white box sideswiped the Peters vehicle.
Peters was pinched between both vehicles and fatally injured.
After the unknown vehicle sideswiped the parked truck operated by Peters, the unknown vehicle continued to travel Eastbound on I-70 and left the scene of the crash.
Charges are still pending investigation.