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Mississippi woman killed in crash in Champaign County

One woman was killed and two others were injured in a car accident that occurred on Saturday afternoon in Champaign County on southbound Interstate 57 between a Ford Escape and a pickup truck leading a flatbed trailer. Illinois State Police reported that Jerry R. McCreary II was attempting to pass the Escape in a pickup truck, […]

Villa Grove man gets eight years for aggravated DUI

Thirty-three-year-old Villa Grove, Illinois resident Timothy Bretz was sentenced to eight years of imprisonment last Monday, November 10 after being convicted of aggravated driving under the influence of an intoxicating compound, The Champaign News Gazette reported. According to court documents, Bretz had been operating a semi-trailer grain truck in October of last year when he […]

Thursday collision in Kankakee County results in one death

On Thursday, May 1 Lori A. Jackson, 52, sustained fatal injuries in a head-on collision in Kankakee County. The accident occurred around 5:20 p.m. on Interstate 57 when a vehicle driven by Michelle R. Sokol, 20, crossed the center median and collided with Jackson’s car. All victims involved in the car accident were transported to […]

Charleston woman killed in two-vehicle crash

On Saturday, February 23 a Charleston woman sustained fatal injuries in a two-vehicle accident. Deanna Parke, 58, was driving along Illinois 130 south of Charleston when she was struck by a semitrailer truck. The semitrailer was driven by Bradley Neff, 23. Parke was initially transported to Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center before being transferred to Carle Foundation […]

Illinois investigates toll worker’s death

The Illinois’ Department of Labor (IDOL) launched an investigation into the January 27 death of an Illinois Tollway maintenance worker. In addition to the death, IDOL is investigating the exact cause of a State troopers injuries. The State trooper was injured on the same day as the toll worker’s death while helping people exit an […]

Student killed in UI campus crash

A junior at the University of Illinois was hit by a truck and killed while walking on campus with another student on Wednesday, October 10. Mimi Liu was pronounced dead at Carle Foundation Hospital’s emergency room at 10:23 a.m., shortly after the accident. The second student hit by the truck, junior Spandana Mantravadi, stayed at the hospital […]