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Three-car crash critically injures three people

A 32-year-old man lost control of his vehicle Tuesday afternoon while passing another in the westbound lanes of Interstate 270 near Glen Carbon. The vehicle crossed the median and sped into oncoming traffic, crashing head-on with another vehicle, and then spun around to hit a second vehicle. Three passengers, including two children, were critically injured… Read More

Fatal Two Car Accident in Macoupin County

In Macoupin County, a two car crash killed one. According to officials, the 36-year-old man was driving south on Frosterburg Road around 6:30 a.m. when he lost control of his car due to the snow and ice on the road. The car then fell into a ditch and then went back onto the road sideways.… Read More

Three-Car Crash Injures Five People

A three-car crash on a Near North Side intersection left three people with serious injuries. A taxi was going north when it was T-boned by another vehicle. The taxi then swerved off the road and hit a pole. The car that struck the taxi then struck another taxi. Two people were taken to the hospital… Read More

Weather Conditions Cause Two Accidents

The heavy winds and freezing temperatures contributed to causing a pair of accidents along Illinois State Highway 57, just south of Manteno. The accidents occurred early on the morning of February 10. The gusts combined with snow flurries and icy road conditions to cause a pickup truck to drive off the road and into a… Read More

Car Crash in Danville Kills One

An accident involving a train and a truck took the life of an 18-year-old man. On West Newell Road in Danville, and eastbound truck hit a southbound train. The driver died of injuries sustained from the wreck. There were no other passengers in the truck with the driver. The autopsy of the driver is happening… Read More

Head-on Collision Kills 1; Injures 3

A head-on collision in Illinois left one dead and three injured on Jan. 25. The accident happened around 5:30 p.m. on U.S. Route 150. The head-on collision occurred between the pick-up truck and a small car. A 58-year-old doctor was driving a pick truck when he suddenly lost control of his car on the snowy… Read More

Fatal Illinois Accident Causes Road Closure

On Jan. 20, a fatal accident caused the closure of Illinois 3 for several hours. The accident was a head-on collision between a semi truck and an American Red Cross truck. One of the people in the Red Cross vehicles was killed and two others were injured. There was a third vehicle in the accident,… Read More

Illegal to Text and Drive in Illinois

There has been an amendment to the Illinois Vehicle Code. The new law makes it illegal to text while driving. The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute did a national study on cell phone use while driving. They found that accident risk was increased by 23 percent if text messaging while driving. In Illinois, if you are… Read More

Car Crashes Into Home, Injures Illinois Man

A 23 year old Fosterburg man was airlifted to a St. Louis hospital with non-life threatening injuries after a car crashed through his home and landed on him while he was sitting on his couch. Authorities say the incident occurred when a 52 year old man lost control of his vehicle and struck several items… Read More