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Wrong-Way, Head-On Collision

In the early morning hours, there was a head-on collision southbound Interstate 57 at the Interstate 74 interchange. After the collision, traffic was diverted off I-57 onto I-74 for about 45 minutes. Shortly after, the right lane of southbound traffic on Interstate 57 opened and traffic also used the right shoulder while authorities worked to […]


Three Vehicle Crash on Interstate 57

A recent crash left three people were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.  The crash occurred on Interstate 57 north of Pesotum. State police reported that two minivans and an SUV were heading south on I-57 at mile marker 221 when the driver of one minivan, Pranav I. Patel, 38, of Paducah, Ky., tried to pass the […]


Champaign County Receives Low Rating in School Zone Safety Study

Zendrive, a company that sells analytics to insurance or fleet companies, started a national campaign called “#FundMyStreets”. The campaign is designed to rank different school zones by their level of safety, with a goal to ultimately promoting safe driving. By using data collected from smartphones, the company was able to analyze drivers on roads within […]


Four hurt, one dead in head-on collision on U.S. 45 near Thomasboro

A collision between a passenger vehicle and a garbage truck at 12:06 p.m. on Friday, November 16th, killed the driver of the smaller vehicle and sent four others to the hospital. Authorities report that the driver and all three passengers in the car were ejected from the vehicle in the collision. There has been no […]


Utility Truck Rear-Ended By Simi

According to an Illinois police report, a crash occurred on Wednesday, October 17th on a rural road near the Douglas-Coles county line southwest of Hindsboro. The report details that a 43-year-old Mattoon man was driving an Illinois Department of Transportation utility truck south on Illinois 130 about a mile south of Illinois 133. He slowed […]


Distracted Driving Awareness

The number of automobile fatalities in the United States are on the rise in recent years. In fact, in 2017 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that there were 37,133 automobile fatalities during that year. The number one cause of car accidents today is distracted driving, which is the act of driving while engaging […]


Fatal plane crash in central Illinois

Seven people lost their lives late Tuesday night after a private aircraft crashed in central Illinois. While officials are not yet releasing the names of the accident victims, Illinois State University President Larry Dietz stated that the university’s athletic department’s deputy director for external relations Aaron Leetch and Torrey Ward, the associate head basketball coach, […]


One man killed in chain-reaction collision on I-57

Friday afternoon, a semitrailer chain-reaction accident took place on Interstate 57 and claimed the life of one man. According to a police report, the trucking accident occurred when the 53-year-old driver of a flat bed tractor trailer lost control of his vehicle when attempting to slow down for stopped traffic. He then struck a four-door […]


ATV accident claims life of Chatsworth man

Central Illinois police officials have recently reported on an all-terrain vehicle accident that took the life of a 24-year-old Chatsworth man. The county coroner in Mclean County has stated that the man was pronounced dead late Saturday and an autopsy investigating his death has now been planned. The accident report shows that it occurred just 20 miles east […]


One injured in semitrailer rollover on Illinois Route 1

One person was injured as a result of a semitrailer rollover accident that occurred on Illinois Route 1. According to officials, the accident occurred as the driver of a semitrailer was traveling down the roadway and his truck veered off of the side of the road. In an effort to get the truck back on […]