Ashley Borja, 20, dead and one injured in four-vehicle crash on Interstate 55 in Pontiac, Illinois

Modified Date: 
Fri, 05/06/2016 - 4:32pm
Accident Date: 
Thursday, May 5, 2016

1 Dead in 4-Vehicle Crash on I-55 Near Pontiac

A four-vehicle crash on Interstate 55 near Pontiac left one person dead Thursday afternoon. A vehicle traveling south on I-55 crossed a center median and hit another vehicle head on around 4:30 p.m., authorities said. The vehicle that was hit head on then struck another vehicle, sending that car crashing into a fourth vehicle.

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Illinois State Police say Borja was driving southbound just north of Pontiac when she crossed the median into the northbound lanes, hitting another car. She was wearing a seatbelt, but the impact was so strong she was immediately thrown out of the car.

Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
Ashley Borja
Roadway: 
Interstate 55

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