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Caitlin Conner, 10, killed in car collision on Interstate 57 near Champaign, Illinois

Modified Date: 
Sat, 07/15/2017 - 7:29am
Accident Date: 
Thursday, June 8, 2017

Coroner IDs girl killed in distracted driving crash

An investigation shows Conner was a backseat passenger in the car, which was stopped in traffic when a Jeep driven by 37-year old Steven Kruse from Mattoon crashed into the stopped vehicles.

Police analyzing driver's cellphone in I-57 wreck that killed Camargo girl

State's Attorney Julia Rietz said Illinois State Police continue to analyze the cellphone that Steven R. Kruse, 37, had June 8 when his Jeep Cherokee crashed into the rear of a smaller car stopped in construction traffic on I-57 near Champaign.   

Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
Caitlin Conner
Steven Kruse
Roadway: 
Interstate 57

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