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Car-Semi Crash Claims Two Lives, Seriously Injures One

A car accident claimed the lives of two men and seriously injured a third, on Thursday, when the car they were in crashed with a semi-truck on Illinois Route 17.Kankakee County Corner said the driver, 19, of downstate Evansville was pronounced dead at the scene.The rear passenger, 27, of downstate New Douglas, was pronounced dead at Riverside Medical Center.The third passenger, 26, of Glen…

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Two Killed in Two Seperate Accidents Within Hours of One Another

Two separate car accidents, Saturday, killed two people and seriously injured several others, authorities said.In the first accident, an 18-year-old man was killed at approximately 1 a.m. in a three vehicle accident on Interstate highway 57, police said.The crash happened as the vehicles traveled north on the highway, said Illinois State Police. A Land Rover and a Dodge Charger were traveling in…

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Family of Three Suffers Injuries in Car Accident

A Freeport family was injured in a car accident when the car they were traveling in struck an embankment, causing them to land in a creek.Three people were in the vehicle when the accident occurred. A man, 64, woman, 63 and a child, 3, were traveling north on Illinois 40 next to Duden Road when their vehicle crossed over the southbound lane and landed in a ditch on the west side, according to a…

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Mom and Daughter Taken to Springfield Hospital after Crash

A pregnant woman and her two-year-old daughter suffered injuries in a two-vehicle car accident, in Lincoln, at the intersection of Clinton and Hamilton Street.The Mom, 25, was being treated in the emergency room at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield while her daughter was being treated and released. Police believe the mother was taken to St. John’s as a precatuion, because she is two months…

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Car Accident Closes Highway

The Illinois State Police are investigating an early morning car accident that took place on U.S. 34, less than a mile east of Carman Road. While little details are available, Police report, two people are in the hospital and the accident involved a car and a tractor trailer. Condtions of the drivers are not available at this time.

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Three Killed when Freight Train Hits Car

Three people are dead after their car was hit by a freight train in Southern Illinois yesterday.The car was in the railroad crossing and the 42-car train was unable to stop in time, says a railroad spokesman.The car was dragged approximately half a mile. Further details of the accident are forthcoming.

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Springfield Woman Dies in Car Crash

On February 2nd, at about 8:45am, Ok Suk Yun was traveling south on Loisdale Road in the passenger seat of a 1995 Toyota Camry that was being driven by her husband.As he tried to make a left turn into the mall at Spring Mall Drive, a Ford Escape traveling north, hit the passenger side of the car, police said. The Camry spun around and hit a Metro bus parked nearby, police said.Yun was pronounced…

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Super Bowl Party Hosts Liable for Drinking Party Guests

Planning to host a Super Bowl Party this year? A survey financed by the insurance industry found many Americans that host Super Bowl parties are underinsured.If a party guest drinks, drives and causes an accident the party host can be held responsible in over thirty states. Up to 53 percent of hosts believe they should be held responsible, yet most haven’t taken the proper steps to protect…

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Car Accident on Thanksgiving Ruled an Accident

A fatal car accident that happened on Thanksgiving morning has been ruled an accident.Illinois State police say Timothy Stricklin, 29, was drunk driving at the time of the accident on Dykersburg Road in rural Williamson County. Police trooper Robert Ventura told a Williamson County coroner’s judge on Monday morning that Stricklin had a blood alcohol content of .172 which is more the double the…