The widow of the truck driver killed in a crash on I-55 earlier this week has filed a wrongful death lawsuit.
Deividas Mockus was killed Monday when his semi-truck slammed into the back of another truck on I-55 near Channahon.
Investigators say he tried to stop but his brakes failed and he rear-ended the other semi-truck.
His wife has filed a lawsuit against his employer, Direct Trucking, and the company that supplied the trailer he was driving.
The lawsuit claims the company did not do enough to ensure the truck and trailer he was driving was safe and operating properly.
Mockus is survived by his wife and two children.