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ISP FATAL TRAFFIC CRASH ALERT

 

The Following Preliminary Information is Being Released by Illinois State Police

District 21

 

 

WHAT:                      Multi Vehicle Fatal Traffic Crash

 

WHERE:                   Interstate 57 Northbound at Milepost 266, Iroquois County

 

WHEN:                      Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, 12:53 a.m.

 

VEHICLE:                Unit 1:  2019 Red Honda Civic

                                    Unit 2:  2010 Tan Ford Fusion

                                    Unit 3:  2020 White Truck Tractor Semi-Trailer                       

                                                                       

DRIVER:                   Unit 1: 26-year-old male of Onarga, IL (Deceased)

 

Unit 2: Kenjuan S. Brown Jr., 19-year-old male of Rantoul, IL (Transported to a local area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries)

 

Unit 3: Jose C. Aguilar, 33-year-old male of Eagle Pass, TX (Transported to a local area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries)

                       

 

PASSENGER:           Unit 2: Deandra M. Johnson, 21-year-old female of Beaverville, IL (Transported to a local area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries)

 

                                    Unit 2:  21-year-old female of Pembroke Township, IL (Deceased)

 

                                    Unit 2:  3-week-old infant of Beaverville, IL (Air lifted to a local area hospital with life threatening injuries)                                    

                                   

 

PRELIMINARY:      Preliminary investigation indicates the following occurred: Unit 1 was traveling southbound on Interstate 57 at milepost 266.  For an unknown reason, Unit 1 crossed through the center median and struck Unit 2, which was traveling northbound at milepost 266.  Unit 3 was traveling northbound and struck Unit 2 causing Unit 2 back seat passengers to be ejected.  Unit 1 driver and Unit 2 passenger were pronounced deceased on scene by the Iroquois County Coroner.  The roadway was shut down for approximately 8 hours for traffic crash investigation.

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