Snow covered roads cause fatal crash


Niantic - The snow caused a fatal crash in Macon County.


State Police say, it happened on I-72 in Niantic, just before 9 Wednesday evening. The driver lost control of the car on the snow covered road, ran off the road several feet down an embankment and flipped.


Linda Walser, 70, the front seat passenger was pronounced dead at the scene, at 10:30 P.M. The driver and back seat passenger were taken to Decatur Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.    


An inquest is pending. The Illinois State Police and Macon County Coroner's office continue to investigate.     

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