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Truck Accident in Springfield, Illinois, Claims 5 Lives, Leaves 5 Seriously Injured

Springfield, Ill. — At approximately 9:25 p.m. on Friday in central Illinois, a semi-truck carrying anhydrous ammonia overturned, spilling over half of its 7,500-gallon (28,390-liter) cargo.

The incident resulted in five fatalities, five serious injuries, and the evacuation of hundreds of local residents.

Authorities have refrained from discussing the specific causes of death. Emergency response teams and environmental agencies are working diligently to manage the ammonia leak and ensure the safety of area residents.

Further updates will be provided as they become available.

Thoughts on the Semi-truck Accident That Caused Chemical Spill and Deaths

Five people dead, five injured. Truck accidents of this magnitude should never happen. The families of these victims deserve answers as to what happened and a right to hold all wrongdoers responsible.

I await further details regarding this terrible accident and for the victims’ families to get the justice they deserve.


The Ammons Law Firm represents clients nationwide in catastrophic injury and wrongful death litigation, with extensive experience in complex auto/tire defect and commercial vehicle cases.

Disclaimer: This post is not legal advice. Information contained in this blog was compiled from third-party sources or is the opinion of the author. Please inform us immediately if false or misleading information is contained in this post.


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