Multiple People Injured in I-72 Crash on July 4

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SANGAMON COUNTY – Illinois State Police report they responded to a single vehicle crash on I-72 West Bound Mile Post 114 where a driver and ten passengers were injured.

The crash took place on Saturday, July 4 at around 3:25 PM. Authorities say they discovered a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe had crashed near the Buffalo and Mechanicsburg exit on westbound I-72. The preliminary investigation reports the driver was traveling westbound on I-72 mile post 114 when they lost control of the vehicle and left the roadway to the right. This caused the vehicle to roll several times before finally coming to a rest off the right side of the road.

Police say a 34-year-old Champaign female was driving the Tahoe. Passengers include: a 27-year-old Champaign female, a 29-year-old Champaign female, a 10-year-old Champaign male, a 29-year-old Champaign female, an 11-year-old Champaign male, a 4-year-old Champaign male, a 13-year-old Champaign male, a 17-year-old Champaign female, a 5-year-old Champaign male and a 3-month-old Champaign female.

The driver and 8 of the passengers were transported to Springfield area hospitals by ambulance. Two passengers had to be transported to Springfield area hospitals by helicopter.

This investigation is ongoing, and we will provide more details as they become available. 

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