PAROWAN — A woman was killed in a semitrailer accident on SR-20 Monday afternoon.
Kaynita Spencer, 47, was driving a semi pulling two trailers full of coal westbound on SR-20 around 4:30 p.m., according to the Department of Public Safety. Witnesses said that truck appeared to be having problems with the braking system, and that the brakes were smoking for several miles on SR-20.
Spencer attempted to make a left turn from SR-20 onto a west frontage road near I-15, but the truck overturned and rolled off the road. The semitrailer landed in a pit and Spencer sustained fatal injuries from the crash and died at the scene of the accident, according to DPS.
Spencer was from Glendale in Kane County.
More information will be posted as it becomes available.