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Semi Truck, Tow Truck Accident

The Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two-vehicle accident Wednesday morning. A Peterbuilt semi tractor with an unloaded flatbed trailer driven by 42-year old Oscar Schumucker of Syracuse, Indiana and a Kenworth T800 tow truck driven by 51-year old Michael Nieminski of Oak Lawn, Illinois were both travelling southeast on HWY 20W about one-eighth mile northwest of West Glen Hollow. Around 6:56 am, the vehicles traveled down a hill and encountered slippery conditions and Nieminski, who was following Shumuker, lost control of the tow truck and it veered off the roadway to the east causing it to roll. Nieminski’s semi also lost control causing it to “jack knife” as it skidded off the roadway to the west. The two vehicles never made contact with one another. Nieminski was transported to Midwest Medical Center for treatment. Schumucker was not injured in the crash which remains under investigation.

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