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Two collisions (one fatal) on I-57 cause Tuesday traffic slowdowns

Authorities are on the scene of two collisions on I-57 between Champaign and Paxton today. Early reports indicate that one of the accidents resulted in a fatality. The first collision reportedly occurred at 11:00 p.m. last night in the southbound lanes of the highway just north of the Rantoul exit. Few details are available at this time, but authorities have reported that this accident involved a single fatality.

The second accident occurred shortly afterward, and reportedly involved a semi-truck rollover with injuries. The accident occurred in the northbound lanes three miles north of the Market Street exit in Champaign. Drivers have been cautioned to expect delays as authorities and emergency personnel work to clear the scenes.

For more information on these developing stories, check back here on our blog or read more on The News-Gazette.