Early Morning Crash Kills Driver


CHAMPAIGN COUNTY - An early morning crash has claimed the life of a person in Champaign County.

At 12:42 AM, a snow truck operator advised Illinois State Police (District 10) that he located a car crash on Interstate 74 near milepost 195 in Champaign County.

When ISP arrived at the scene, they found a truck-tractor semi-trailer combination had driven off the right side of Interstate 74 westbound, gone through the wire perimeter fence, and through a tree line before coming to rest partially submerged in a pond.

The name of the driver is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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