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Francois Elysee and Christopher Talbert Killed in Tractor-Trailer Accident

Jonathan V. O'Steen

October 26, 2016

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Williamson County, Illinois—Francois Elysee, age 34 of Mesa, Arizona, died Sunday at the scene of the crash of his tractor-trailer on Interstate 57 in this Illinois county.  A passenger in the big rig, Christopher Talbert, age 43 of Orlando, Florida, was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.  He died on Monday.

Mr. Elysee reportedly ran off the roadway and over-corrected in an attempt to return to the interstate.  As a result, his truck rolled onto its side.

Illinois State Police accident investigators say that no charges were issued.

We wish to express our condolences to the family members and friends of Mr. Elysee and Mr. Talbert over this tragic loss for them.

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