Local News

One man was killed Friday morning in a car crash on Route 104 just west of I-55. The crash happened just after 11:30 a.m. on 104 at the intersection with Purdom Road, north of Divernon.

 

Preliminary investigation indicates that a ‘97 GMC Sierra 1500 was slowing to turn left on Purdom Road with a 2014 Chevy Cruze behind the Sierra and a 2008 GMC Sierra following the Chevy Cruze. The 2008 Sierra rear-ended the Cruze, and that impact took the Cruze into the 1997 Sierra. The ‘97 Sierra came to rest on Purdom Road South of 104. The Cruze ended up in the ditch on the right side of 104 along with the 2008 GMC Sierra.

 

The man killed in the crash has not been identified. The driver of the Chevy Cruze was transported to HSHS St. John’s Hospital with serious injuries.

 
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