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Four people injured in three-vehicle accident near Rantoul on I-57

None of the people involved in a three-vehicle accident on Friday sustained injuries that are life-threatening, as reported by The News-Gazette.com. There were two people in each of the vehicles and everyone was wearing their seat belt at the time of the crash. Four people were taken to the hospital by ambulance for non-life-threatening injuries,… Read More

Fatal pedestrian accident under investigation

A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle at approximately 10:17 Friday night in front of the Farm and Fleet store on North Cunningham Avenue in Urbana and later died of his injuries after being taken to Carle Foundation Hospital. The vehicle operator, 64-year-old Sumie Metz, was driving south when she suddenly struck 43-year-old Tyrone Eugene… Read More

Van careens into bystanders at Westville parade

Westville Police Chief David Booe stated that it was possible that a medical issue caused a driver to lose control of her vehicle before hitting bystanders at the Westville Labor Day parade, as reported by The News-Gazette. The vehicle has been impounded by the police for mechanical issues. Booe reported that a total of nine people—some of… Read More

Two pedestrians struck by car while crossing Urbana street

Two women who have yet to be identified by police were struck while crossing the street in a crosswalk yesterday at approximately 3:40 pm. According to official reports, the women were walking east when a vehicle that was also traveling east and attempting to turn south at the same intersection struck both women. Both pedestrians… Read More

Two-vehicle collision claims life of motorcyclist

This past Friday evening, a collision between a motorcycle and a passenger car resulted in the death of the motorcyclist and critical injuries to a passenger on the motorcycle. The accident occurred on Perrysville Road in Danville when the driver of a Chevrolet Cruze turned in front of an oncoming motorcycle, resulting in the motorcycle operator and passenger… Read More

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,… Read More

Champaign County accident leaves two injured

Yesterday afternoon, a two-vehicle car accident involving a Plymouth van and a Chevy TrailBlazer left two injured in Champaign County.  The accident took place on I-74 when the driver of the van, Robbie Kruse, attempted to make a U-turn from the right lane of traffic.  When her van turned in front of Kathleen Ann King Thorius’… Read More

Former Champaign wrestling star killed in two-vehicle collision

Last Thursday, 24-year-old Stephen Montez, a former Champaign resident and St. Thomas More wrestling star, was killed in a car accident in Iroquois County. According to reports from the Iroquois County Sheriff’s Office, Montez’s SUV was struck in an intersection by a Ford tuck that was hauling a trailer with a lawnmower behind it. The collision caused… Read More

Three Burned When Car Crashes Into Local Restaurant

Last Friday, a vehicle crashed into the local Urbana barbecue joint Lil’ Porgy’s, leaving three employees with grease burns. The car struck the restaurant Friday afternoon, inflicting not insignificant structural damage to the building’s exterior. The driver of the vehicle was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, as well as driving without… Read More

Injuries Reported in Suspected Drunk Driving Accident

Last Saturday evening, two vehicles collided along Indiana Route 71 just southwest of Newport, Indiana.  Police have indicated that they believe that alcohol and drug use contributed to the circumstances of the accident. Prior to the accident, Vermilion County Sheriff Mike Phelps stated that the 2007 Chrysler van that caused the incident was reported to… Read More