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Woman loses arm after hit by semi

A Christopher woman lost her left arm, has a broken right arm and leg and other cuts after she was hit by a semi truck Friday afternoon. (Source: Don Frazier) A Christopher woman lost her left arm, has a broken right arm and leg and other cuts after she was hit by a semi truck Friday afternoon. (Source: Don Frazier)
The crash happened on Route 3, one mile south of State Route 146 in Alexander County on March 30. The crash happened on Route 3, one mile south of State Route 146 in Alexander County on March 30.
The company was cleaning up diesel fuel from a crash that happened a week and half before involving a milk truck. The company was cleaning up diesel fuel from a crash that happened a week and half before involving a milk truck.
ALEXANDER COUNTY, IL (KFVS) -

A Christopher woman lost her left arm, has a broken right arm and leg and other cuts after she was hit by a semi truck Friday afternoon.

Amy Fasig, 36, of Christopher is in Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.

The crash happened on Route 3, one mile south of State Route 146 in Alexander County on Friday, March 30.

According to Illinois State Police District 22, troopers received the call at approximately 3:15 p.m. to assist the Alexander County Sheriff's Office in handling a crash involving a truck tractor semi-trailer and a flagger. 

Fasig lost her left arm, broke her right arm and leg along with numerous internal and external lacerations.  She was an employee with Freeman Environmental Services, Inc. out of in Herrin.

The company was cleaning up diesel fuel from a crash that happened a week and half before involving a truck from William Braun Milk Hauling, Inc. located in Hecker, Illinois.

The crew was within 15 minutes of finishing the job when Fasig was hit.

The driver of the semi who hit Fasig was Stephen Braun, 57, of Hecker.  He is the president of the William Braun Milk Hauling, Inc. Braun was cited by ISP for failure to reduce speed and failure to yield in a construction zone.

This was not an IDOT construction zone, according to Keith Miley with IDOT in Carbondale. However, Freeman Environment Services, Inc did have a permit to do the clean up on Illinois Route 3.

Amy is still in Barnes-Jewish Hospital in Saint Louis at this time.

Traffic was re-rerouted in the area for several hours.

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