Joyce Riskedal Death – A 54-year-old woman has died following a deadly car accident that happened on Friday morning on Interstate 80 near Marseilles. The victim has been identified as Joyce Riskedal. According to La Salle County County Coroner Rich Ploch, Joyce Riskedal, a resident of Leland, Illinois passed away from injuries sustained in the crash.
How did the crash happen?
As per the State Police, Riskedal was operating an SUV and endeavored to merge into a single lane before entering a construction zone. The SUV driven by Riskedal collided with a semi truck-tractor and another vehicle. This collision resulted in the SUV overturning multiple times until it eventually came to a stop in the median.
Joyce Riskedal’s cause of death
The SUV was occupied solely by Riskedal. Thankfully, neither the driver of the semi-truck nor the three occupants of the second vehicle sustained any injuries in the accident. Tragically, Riskedal was pronounced dead at the scene. Ploch noted that an autopsy was slated for Saturday. The Illinois State Police are actively pursuing their investigation into the incident.
The family will release an obituary and funeral arrangements for Joyce Riskedal.
Related story: Two rushed to Sandwich Hospital following crash near Leland
A collision involving two vehicles occurred on Thursday at the intersection of U.S. 34 and Route 23 near Leland, resulting in a 17-year-old boy from Earlville and a 67-year-old woman from Whiting, Indiana being transported to Northwestern Medicine Valley Hospital in Sandwich.
According to the La Salle County Sheriff’s Office, Nancie Tharp, 67, of Whiting, was traveling northbound on Route 23 at 8:16 p.m. Thursday when she failed to stop at the stop sign at U.S. 34. As she entered the intersection, her vehicle collided with a westbound vehicle driven by Dean Foster, 17, of Earlville.
Foster’s vehicle spun and eventually came to a stop in the ditch on the north side of the road, while Tharp’s vehicle rolled over and came to rest in the ditch on the east side of East 18th Road. Both drivers were subsequently transported to Sandwich Hospital by Leland EMS. Tharp received a citation for disobeying a traffic control device and speeding.
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