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Joliet man killed in I-55 truck collision near Plainfield

Karen Sorensen | 4/8/2015, 10:58 p.m.
Eric Sharpe was pronounced dead at the scene by the Will County Coroner's Office.
An overhead view of the accident scene in which Eric Sharpe, 47, of Joliet, was killed after his car was struck by a truck on northbound Interstate 55 Wednesday. abc7chicago.com

A Joliet man was killed Wednesday night after his car was struck by a semi-tractor-trailer on northbound Interstate 55 near U.S. 30, the Will County Coroner's Office said.

Eric Sharpe, 47, was pronounced dead at about 5:40 p.m. at the Plainfield Township scene, the office said. An autopsy to determine the cause of death will be conducted Thursday.

The Illinois State Police is handling the investigation.