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Two separate truck accidents result in multiple fatalities, injuries

Two separate truck accidents on Interstate 57 resulted in the death of three people and injured seven more.

Illinois State Police said that one accident occurred when a semi-truck driver was heading south down the roadway when he failed to notice that traffic was slowing. He then rear-ended a pickup truck and sent it into the median.

He then struck a minivan and another semitrailer before going off the side of the road. After he ran off the road, the truck fell to its side and caught fire. A 67-year-old passenger in the minivan was later pronounced dead at Carle Foundation Hospital. The other accident also occurred on I-57 earlier in the day when two semi-trucks collided.

Truck accidents can cause serious injury to all involved, our thoughts are with the friends and family of the victims.