Lawsuit filed in death of truck driver killed on I-55

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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.


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  • John Doe

    Maybe this will be a wake up call to Peter and dispatcher David Gonzalez to stop forcing drivers to take equipment they know is not road worthy out of rail yards, by saying “it’s ok, take it like that, you’re only going so, and so far away.

  • SadDriver

    This tragedy Hurt Me deeply. As a husband and father you want to provide your family with prosperity & security. Putting them above all else. Never thinking twice about leaving home each day. Because you do what you must for there sake. Mean while Corporate Cowards Seat be hide a computer screen. all nice and safe barking orders to take equipment that has no business on the us roads. I Can only hope that justice is served. And that this poor family can find the strength to get through this senseless tragedy

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