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I-74 closed for part of today due to accident

A three vehicle accident that occurred on I-74 this morning caused an unidentified number of people to sustain serious injuries, according to police, and has shut down both east I-74 lanes and one westbound lane in eastern Champaign County for the morning and part of the afternoon.

The accident happened around 6:32 a.m. this morning near the Ogden exit on I-74 when a westbound semi crossed the median and struck another semi and an Illinois Department of Transportation truck. According to John Dixon, a photo editor at the News-Gazette, “the front of the pickup truck is almost unrecognizable. The cabs of the two semis are nose to nose. The cabs are crumpled all the way to the windshields.”

Our lawyers at Spiros Law, P.C., send our thoughts out to all the individuals involved in this accident and their families. Being the victim of a truck accident can be devastating, and our team is here to help those in this situation get the justice and compensation they need. Get in touch with us today at 217-328-2828.