Complete Illinois accident reports and news.

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Monday, July 21, 2014
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Illinois State Police is reporting four people were killed in an accident on Interstate 55 involving at least one semi-trailer truck and three autos south of Chicago in Will County.

The fatal accident Monday afternoon occurred on I-55 near Arsenal Road in Elwood.

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Sunday, July 20, 2014
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A mistake turned fatal Sunday afternoon on the Dan Ryan Expressway, when a driver cut off an off-duty police officer who was riding a motorcycle.

CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports 28-year-old Officer Tito Rodriguez – who was a new recruit still serving as a probationary officer, with less than 18 months on the job – was heading south on the Dan Ryan near 69th Street when he collided with a car.

Rodriguez’s childhood friend and roommate Roger Steele was shattered by his loss.

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Saturday, July 19, 2014
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A 21-year-old man has been charged with driving under the influence after the car he was allegedly driving crashed into a quarry in a Chicago suburb killing two passengers.

Michael T. Szot, 21, of Geneva, was charged with four counts of aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol causing the death of another and two counts of reckless homicide.

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Sunday, July 13, 2014
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The Plainfield teen who was killed early Sunday on Interstate 55 has been identified.

An autopsy showed Anthony G. Hernandez, 16, was struck by multiple vehicles at 1:49 a.m. a half-mile south of Black Road.

State Trooper Ryan Palmer said Monday crash investigators had not determined why Hernandez was standing in the northbound lanes.

Hernandez was initially struck by a Jeep Cherokee, driven by a woman who refused medical treatment, Palmer said. She was not ticketed.

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Sunday, June 29, 2014
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Police in southern Illinois' West Frankfort says a vehicle has struck and killed a 4-year-old boy.

Authorities say Logan Adams died after the accident about 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

Police chief Shawn Talluto says Adams was among seven children on the road, and that all of them dispersed to both sides of the street when the car approached. But as the vehicle passed while traveling at 3 miles per hour, Adams went back onto the road and was hit.

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Saturday, June 21, 2014
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Illinois State Police have identified the driver of a car that crashed on Interstate 57 early Saturday, killing one of his passengers.

Illinois State Police at Pesotum said Brent McCullough, 36, of Rantoul, was given a notice to appear in Champaign County Circuit Court at a later date to face charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and improper lane usage.

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Monday, June 16, 2014
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A Pecatonica man is dead after a 5 vehicle crash on I-39.

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Friday, April 18, 2014
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BELLEVILLE, Illinois — Authorities are asking for the public's help in finding a southwestern Illinois man accused of drunkenly causing the death of a passenger in his car.

St. Clair County prosecutors on Friday charged 36-year-old William Wellmon of Granite City with one count each of reckless homicide and aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol causing death. Wellmon hasn't been arrested on the charges.

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Saturday, June 14, 2014

Police are investigating the death of a woman from Cahokia after she crashed her vehicle Saturday afternoon.

Authorities say Brittany Allred, 25, was driving northbound on North Liberty Road in Jarvis Township near Troy, Illinois when her Ford Explorer veered off the road and hit an embankment, causing the vehicle to roll over multiple time.

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014
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A person struck by a Chicago Transit Authority Orange Line train on Tuesday morning has been identified as a man from the city's south side.

Robert Becker, of the 4700 block of South Ada Street, was pronounced dead after being hit by a southbound CTA train near the Ashland station at about 8:40 a.m.

Service was temporarily suspended between Western and Halsted as a result of the crash.

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