Two collisions (one fatal) on I-57 cause continued slowdowns for drivers
Two collisions late last night have resulted in continued slowdowns today on I-57 between Paxton and Champaign. The first accident occurred after 11:00 p.m. in the southbound lanes just north of the Rantoul exit. While there are few details about the cause of the crash, we do know at this time that it involved a fatality.
The second accident occurred in the northbound lanes and involves a semi-truck rollover with injuries. The crash happened sometime after the first accident and is about 3 miles north of the Market Street exit in Champaign. Emergency vehicles and authorities were still on the scene, so drivers are cautioned to expect continued delays.
For more details on these developing stories, read more at The News-Gazette, or check back here for updates.