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2 Shelby residents killed in Illinois crash

Two people were killed in a three-vehicle crash in Illinois on Thursday, September 26. The driver of a 2012 Dodge Journey, 64-year old Laura J. Basham, and her passenger, Barry N. Basham, 61, died at the scene.

The accident occurred at around 8:25 a.m., according to the police. Basham was behind a semitrailer due to a construction on Ill. 1/17 near 9250 East Road. A 2013 semitrailer, driven by 37-year old Krzysztof Sulkowski, hit the Dodge and also crashed into the semitrailer driven by by Troy J. Farney, 42.

A 2007 Toyota driven by Janice J. Billadeau, 36 avoided the crash by veering off the road.

Sulkowski and Farney were taken to Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation by the state police.