Fatal Crash in Champaign County


 Champaign County - A person is dead after a collision in Champaign County. According to the Illinois State Police, the driver of a 2012 Chevrolet Sedan was traveling north on I-57 near milepost 245 when the driver lost control of the vehicle. It happened just before 2:00 AM Saturday morning.

The Illinois State Police say the sedan left the roadway to the right and struck the east guardrail. Police say the vehicle re-entered the roadway, overturned, and struck the front of a 2001 GMC Pickup while overturning.

Traffic on northbound I-57 was delayed for four hours. Charges are pending while the crash is under investigation. According to a press release issued by Illinois State Police, there were three passengers inside the sedan; one is deceased. Police believe alcohol was a factor in the crash. Names of those involved are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

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