There was a fatal car accident on northbound Interstate 57 (I-57) early Saturday morning (June 21, 2014) in which a driver has been charged with DUI.
According to the Illinois State Police (ISP) the accident happened at approximately 1:58 a.m. Saturday, at mile post 245, north of Champaign.
An excerpt from the June 21, 2014 News-Gazette article titled “Updated: Alcohol a factor in crash that killed Rantoul man” :
Preliminary information is that driver of the car was headed north on I-57 near Thomasboro when he lost control, left the road to the right, and hit a guardrail. The car came back on the road and flipped, hitting a pickup truck as it overturned.
A passenger in the car, Eric Lowery, 34, of Rantoul, died at the accident scene.
The accident remains under investigation by the ISP.
Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Illinois car accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the News-Gazette article mentioned above as well as the June 24 jg-tc.com article titled “Rantoul man cited for DUI in fatal crash.”
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