WHAT: Fatal Hit and Run Traffic Crash
WHERE: Interstate 57 Southbound at Milepost 253.5 (Champaign County)
WHEN: March 21, 2018 at 9:37 p.m.
VEHICLES: Unit 1: Silver 2005 Hyundai Sedan
Unit 2: White 2013 Buick LeCrosse
DRIVERS: Unit 1: Francis C. Edelen, Male, 21, Manhattan, IL
Unit 2: Stuart Anderson, Male, 65, Cissna Park, IL
PRELIMINARY: According to the preliminary crash investigation, the drivers of Unit 1 and Unit 2 were traveling southbound on I-57 at milepost 253.5. The driver of Unit 1 struck the rear of Unit 2 causing significant damage. Both vehicles came to rest in the right ditch. The driver of Unit 2 was transported by ambulance to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The driver of Unit 1 left the crash on foot for an unknown reason. He was walking approximately 2/10 of a mile south of the crash and was struck and killed by an unknown vehicle or vehicles.