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.
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