Publish Date: 2023, 01, 26
CHAMPAIGN CO., IL – The driver of a passenger vehicle died on Friday, January 6th, after colliding with an 18-wheeler on the interstate just outside of Champaign, reports WCIA.
The incident happened around 3 p.m. on the southbound side of Interstate 57, just south of Monticello Road, or County Road 1000 North.
The investigation thus far indicates that a northbound passenger vehicle left the roadway and then veered into the southbound lane where it crashed into a semi-truck.
The driver of the car died at the scene of the accident.
Medics transported the truck driver to a local hospital. The extent of their injuries is unknown at this time.
Officials closed the interstate for several hours while crews investigated and cleared the scene. All lanes re-opened by around 11 p.m.
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