Jordan Reinhart-Smith Killed in Tractor-Trailer Accident near Farmer City in Dewitt County
Where: The accident occurred on Interstate 74 near Farmer City in Dewitt County, Illinois.
What Happened: A tractor-trailer allegedly struck a pickup truck that had stopped in the road after it crashed into a barrier.
- Jordan Reinhart-Smith, driver of pickup truck
- Driver of tractor-trailer
- Jordan Reinhart-Smith, 28, killed
On or about Thursday, February 18th, 2021, around 4:30 in the morning, an accident between a pickup truck left a 28-year-old LeRoy man dead. Spokespeople from the ISP said the accident happened on the eastbound side of Interstate 74 in Dewitt County, Illinois.
Authorities from the area said 28-year-old Jordan Reinhart-Smith was killed when an 18-wheeler allegedly slammed into his pickup truck that was stopped in the roadway after a collision with a barrier. Paramedics rushed Reinhart-Smith to a nearby hospital where he died of his injuries the following morning. Officials did not mention any other injuries in their initial statement.
According to Google Maps, the scene of the accident happened just outside Farmer City, which is situated about 139 miles south of Chicago.
Illinois State Police and officials from the area assisted at the scene of the accident.
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