ISP: 1-yr-old killed in Wayne Co. wreck involving semi

Published: Apr. 29, 2022 at 7:48 AM CDT
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WAYNE CO., Ill. (WFIE) - Officials say a one-year-old died in a two-vehicle wreck in Wayne County Thursday.

Troopers say it happened on eastbound Illinois Route 15, just west of County Road 2450 East around 1:30 p.m.

They say a Dodge Charger had pulled over on the shoulder at a mailbox.

Officials say the driver of the Charger then pulled back onto the road and was hit from behind by a semi.

The two front-seat passengers of the Charger were flown to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Troopers say the one-year-old in the back of the car died in the accident.

According to a press release, the semi driver wasn’t hurt but was issued a citation for failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash.

The roadway was closed for about six hours while authorities investigated the crash.

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