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One person cited after Urbana accident

A car accident in Rantoul on Saturday afternoon caused five people to be transported to the hospital. According to police officials,  the accident occurred when two cars collided in Urbana while traveling on U.S. 45. An 18-year-old was traveling westbound on Champaign County Road 3200 when he did not yield at an intersection and struck… Read More

Champaign man killed in rollover crash

A man from Champaign was killed after a rollover car accident occurred on Interstate 57. According to local police, the 52-year-old victim was the passenger in a car that somehow lost control near Chebanse. The man was killed and the 37-year-old driver of this vehicle was also seriously injured. While police were investigating this accident,… Read More

Six injured in Vermilion County collision

A collision involving three vehicles on Interstate 74 sent six people to the hospital on Wednesday night. The collision occurred when a 23-year-old driver lost control of her Jeep while running over tire debris on the road. The Jeep then went through the median and hit an on-coming vehicle. This collision caused the on-coming vehicle… Read More

Urbana man arrested after leaving scene of accident

After a hit-and-run car accident on Tuesday, an Urbana driver suspected of causing the accident has been arrested.  The 31-year old man is being charged with a felony for leaving the scene of a personal-injury accident and driving without insurance. According to Urbana police reports, the accident occurred at around 2:20 p.m. on Tuesday on… Read More

Rantoul woman injured after tractor-car accident

A woman was injured when the tractor that she was driving was struck from behind. The 30-year-old woman was traveling on U.S. 45 on her tractor when she was struck from the rear by a car. The collision caused the woman to be thrown from the tractor. The driver of the other car was not… Read More

School bus, minivan involved in accident

One man was sent to the hospital after a three-vehicle accident in Urbana. The accident occurred outside of Urbana Middle School and involved a car, a school bus carrying children, and a minivan. According to the police, the accident occurred when a 54-year-old man was driving down Vine Street and he tried to pass a… Read More

Two injured after collision with train and van

Two people from Champaign were injured after an accident when the van they were riding in collided with a train. The accident occurred Monday night when the 18-year-old driver of the van approached the train tracks as the crossing arm began to go up. The lights were still on, but the driver began to go… Read More

Man killed in single-vehicle accident in Champaign County

A one-car accident in Champaign County took the life of a Rankin man. The 20-year-old man was driving on U.S. 136 when his truck veered off of the road. His truck went through a lane of oncoming traffic, landed in a ditch and struck a culvert before coming to a stop. The man had to… Read More

Three-car accident in Champaign injures three

Three people were transported to the hospital after a three-car accident on Interstate 72 in Champaign. A 37-year-old woman was driving east down the interstate when she approached stopped traffic in the road. The cars were stopped due to maintenance in the road, but as the cars approached the woman was looking at her rear… Read More

Rear-end collisions are most common farm vehicle accident

According to a report from the U.S Department of Agriculture’s National Agriculture Safety Database, farm vehicles are mostly involved in rear-end collisions because it can be hard to determine the speed of a slow moving vehicle. Also, it can be difficult to slow down in time when your car is traveling at a speed of… Read More