According to a report from the Illinois State Police, the accident occurred on I-70 eastbound at milepost 75 at 6:20pm.
The report states that a vehicle driven by 36 year old, Michelle C Davis, of Allentown, PA was traveling eastbound on I-70.
At the same time, a semi driven by 51 year old, Jerry L Brown, of Atlanta, GA was parked on the right shoulder.
The Davis vehicle then drove onto the shoulder at a high rate of speed and struck the rear of the semi trailer.
Davis and her passenger, 30 year old, Aerial F McLean, of Silver Springs, MD were pronounced deceased at the scene.
Brown was taken to HSHS St Anthony’s Hospital for treatment.
A citation for improper parking on a roadway was issued to Brown.