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Champaign man hospitalized after three-car wreck on I-57

A Champaign man was hospitalized following a three-vehicle wreck on Monday evening near Rantoul. The man, a 31-year-old Champaign resident was driving his 2003 Ford Edge when authorities believe he fell asleep at the wheel. His car then veered off the road, struck a guardrail, and came to rest in the left lane of the interstate. Two vehicles subsequently struck the vehicle.

The other two vehicles in the accident, a black SUV driven by an Urbana woman and a semi-trailer driven by a man from Lemont, were damaged, but the drivers were unharmed. Authorities say that all involved were wearing their seatbelts.

The accident is still being investigated, so read more here on our blog or follow the story on the News-Gazette. We will keep you posted as more details are released, and our team is always available if you need assistance following an accident here in Champaign or the surrounding areas. Contact us at (217) 328-2828 today.