Vandalia-- Illinois State Police say five
people were killed and six others injured when a van in which they were riding
left a southern Illinois
freeway and overturned several times.
State police spokesman Mark Zimmerman
says the five died at the scene of the accident shortly before 10 a.m. Monday
on Interstate 70 near Vandalia, about 70 miles east of St. Louis. Zimmerman says many of the victims
were ejected from the van.
The six others in the 15-passenger van
have been hospitalized. Details of their conditions have not been released.
Details of what caused the crash or to
whom the van belonged are not immediately available.
Evangelist Franklin Graham prayed on a sidewalk outside the Pentagon Thursday after his invitation to a prayer service inside was withdrawn because of comments that insulted people of other religions. More>>
KEEP YOUR FAMILY SAFE WITH A NOAA WEATHER ALERT MONITOR WAND 17 has partnered with Midland Radio Corporation in offering NOAA Weather Alert Monitors. These monitors are available for sale in SchnucksMore >>
The Season of Change from winter to summer can bring dangerous severe weather. That's why StormCenter 17 is dedicating our weather resources to keep your family safe. Through the coming months you willMore >>