Two killed in I-70 accident in Illinois

5:28 PM, Jun 1, 2011   |    comments
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Greenville, IL (KSDK) - Two people were killed Wednesday afternoon following a collision on Interstate 70 involving a semi-truck and a car, the Illinois State Police said.

According to authorities, the accident happened just after 3:50 p.m. in the westbound lanes of I-70, at mile post 40, in Bond County.

A car was traveling eastbound and, for unknown reasons, crossed the center median into the path of the oncoming semi.

A third person was injured in the accident.  Their condition has not been updated.

Westbound I-70 had to be closed for several hours, with traffic being diverted to US 40 from exit 41 to exit 36.

NewsChannel 5 will have more information on this story as it becomes available.

KSDK

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