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Two collisions (one fatal) on I-57 cause Tuesday traffic slowdowns

Authorities are on the scene of two collisions on I-57 between Champaign and Paxton today. Early reports indicate that one of the accidents resulted in a fatality. The first collision reportedly occurred at 11:00 p.m. last night in the southbound lanes of the highway just north of the Rantoul exit. Few details are available at… Read More

UPDATED: Multiple injuries reported after two crashes occur on I-57 on Tuesday

UPDATE: Truck driver from Arkansas cited for DUI after 5 vehicle crash State troopers arrested and charged a 41-year old man from Arkansas with two counts of aggravated driving under the influence following a five-car crash on I-57 on Tuesday afternoon. Authorities say he was driving northbound on the highway in his semi-trailer truck when he… Read More

UPDATE: Elderly woman passes away after fatal crash on U.S. 45

Authorities have announced that the 77-year-old Champaign woman who was injured in a collision on U.S. 45 at I-57 last week has died from her injuries. The woman was transported to Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana with a broken neck and two broken arms after her car was hit by a vehicle driven by an… Read More