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One killed, nine injured in Illinois crash

A Tennessee man has been charged after an Illinois drunk driving accident that killed one person and injured nine others.

According to Illinois State Police, the accident occurred  when a 43-year-old man’s truck struck a van while traveling on U.S. 51. The collision caused the man’s truck to spin out of control across the lanes of traffic before striking a group of motorcycles.

A 56-year-old motorcycle passenger was killed in the collision and nine others were injured. He has been charged with aggravated DUI, reckless driving along with 14 other charges.

Drunk driving is a serious offense that can not only put the driver in danger, but also every other person on the roadway at the time. Our thoughts are with the friends and family of the victim at this time.