Alcohol-related rollover crash on I-74 leaves 1 dead and 5 injured near Ogden
Authorities are still investigating a single-vehicle rollover crash on Interstate 74 near Ogden that occurred at 11:27 p.m. on Friday night. A 27-year old Danville man was killed in the rollover accident, and five other men aged 15-24 were transported to a local hospital for treatment for their injuries. The occupants of the Chrysler Pacifica were headed east when their vehicle left the road, hit the median wires, and overturned, ending up in the westbound traffic lanes.The deceased was ejected from the vehicle in the crash. Illinois State Police state that alcohol was found at the scene, and they did not know if any of the individuals in the accident were wearing seatbelts at the time of the rollover crash.
Because police are still investigating the accident, no tickets have been issued and the official cause of the accident has not yet been announced. For more information on this devastating accident, follow the story at The News-Gazette, or check back here for more details as they are announced.