TEUTOPOLIS, Ill. (WTWO/WAWV) – The Effingham County Coroner provided more details into the semi-crash and deadly chemical spill.
The crash happened on U.S. 40 at approximately 8:40 p.m. on September 30.
According to the coroner, a final and official autopsy report showed the five individuals died from respiratory failure due to inhalation and exposure to anhydrous ammonia.
The individuals were identified as 34-year-old Kenneth Bryan and his two children, Rosie and Walker. 31-year-old Vasile Crico-Van of Ohio and 67-year-old Danny J. Smith of Missouri were also killed.
Additionally, seven people were severely injured due to the leak at the crash.
They are identified as follows:
- Terrie Tudor, age 61 from Union, Missouri – critical condition in the hospital
- John Costello, age 19 from Olathe, Kansas – critical condition in the hospital
- Sara Tague, age 18 from Lake Elmo, Minnesota – discharged from hospital
- Anja Dangelmaier, age 18 from Arlington, Texas – discharged from hospital
- Jacob Bloemker, age 24 of Brownstown, Illinois – discharged from hospital
- Weston Hemmerling, age 18 of Kansas City, Kansas – discharged from hospital
- Charlie Whitt, age 66 from Green Castle, Indiana – discharged from hospital
The coroner said all seven individuals are still receiving medical treatment for chemical burns to the eyes, lungs and respiratory systems.
The crash is still under investigation by the Illinois State Police and the National Transportation Safety Board.