Semi-truck Drivers try to Save Illinois Man on I-94 in Kenosha
On Saturday, April 23 at approximately 5:42 AM, Kenosha County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to I-94 for a report of a driver who was continually striking the wall northbound, according to a release issued on Sunday.
The pickup truck driver was reportedly slumped over the wheel and the vehicle continued striking the outside wall. Two semi-trucks were following behind the pickup to keep other traffic out of the way. When the speed of the pickup began to slow, one of the semi drivers, Rafal Jedlewski, exited and attempted to open the driver’s door of the pickup.
Jedlewski pulled the door handle off the driver’s door but was able to get the door open and stopped the pickup by pressing the brake. Once the vehicle was in park the semi-drivers removed the pick-up driver, who was identified as Brian P. Carney, a 52-year-old from Northfield, IL.
Carney was not conscious or breathing. The truckers began CPR until rescue responded and transported Carney to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
According to officers, it appears Carney may have had a medical event while driving.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation, but impaired driving is not believed to be a factor.