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Massive traffic back-ups follow multiple I-57 crashes

The Thursday snow in Champaign caused major traffic pile-ups after multiple crashes occurred in the northbound and southbound lanes. That afternoon, a five-vehicle accident occurred in the northbound lanes, forcing all northbound lanes to be closed at 2pm. According to officials, three people sustained injuries in the accident while the other four involved individuals were… Read More

Drivers avoiding dangerous stretch of I-74

A recent article reported that a number of drivers are avoiding a certain stretch of I-74 between St. Joseph and Danville because it is perceived as being dangerous. In fact, last week alone, three separate accidents occurred. Several individuals interviewed stated that they avoid that stretch as much as possible, instead taking backroads whenever available. Those… Read More

Accident on I-74 shuts down all lanes of traffic

Pat Hartshorn with the Vermilion County Sheriff’s Office announced this morning that all lanes of I-74 were shut down between Fithian and Oakwood due to an earlier accident. The accident involved a recreational vehicle that was hauling commercial-grade fireworks and ended up in the median of I-74 after the accident, which occurred at around 10 a.m. The Vermilion County… Read More