Fatal Van Accident On I-57

There was a fatal van rollover accident on Interstate 57 (I-57) Wednesday night (October 28, 2015) in Champaign County.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP) the accident happened at approximately 7:20 p.m., as a van traveling northbound on I-57 suddenly veered off the roadway to the right.  The van rolled over several times, and landed on its roof in a pond.

One person, identified as Murtaza Rajkotwala, 43, of Willowbrook, died as a result of the accident.  Eight other people were taken to hospitals for treatment of their accident injuries, which were considered to be non-life-threatening in nature.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the October 29, 2015 Chicago Tribune article titled “Willowbrook man killed in one-vehicle crash on I-57 in Champaign County” as well as the October 29 Darien Patch article titled “Willowbrook Man Dies, 8 Injured in Rollover Crash in Champaign.”


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