Rusty L. Garner, 44, was driving on Interstate 39 southbound with two passengers – 34-year-old Travis D. Sansoucie and 43-year-old Pamela A. Sansoucie. Officials arrived on the scene and discovered that Garner, allegedly driving drunk, hit a semi that was parked in the shoulder of the interstate at around 1:54 a.m. local time.
KWQC reports that the Sansoucies were killed in the wreck. Garner was airlifted to St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford for treatment, reports KWQC.
Illinois State Police have charged Garner with DUI, improper lane usage, driving while license revoked, and illegal transportation of alcohol. The state police are in the process of reconstructing the accident scene and the investigation into the fatal wreck is ongoing.
The following information is provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):