Two Fisher residents die in crash north of Champaign
UPDATED 10:20 p.m.
RURAL FISHER - Two Fisher residents died in a two-vehicle crash in rural Fisher on Tuesday afternoon in a crash during the snowstorm.
Champaign County Sheriff Dan Walsh said a van and a semitrailer truck collided near the intersection of the Dewey-Fisher Road and County Road 2700 N about 2:10 p.m. Tuesday.
According to a sheriff’s office report, a van was headed north on the Dewey-Fisher Road when the driver lost control of the vehicle, which slid into the road’s southbound line.
A semitrailer truck headed south on the Dewey-Fisher Road hit the passenger side of the van.
Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup said the two people in the van, Leah C. Forbes, 49, and Lindsey M. Forbes, 18, both of Fisher, were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash at 2:50 p.m..
The sheriff’s office wouldn’t identify the driver of the semi.
The driver of the semi has been taken to Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana for treatment for injuries.
The Dewey-Fisher Road was closed for 3½ hours following the accident.
No tickets have been issued in connection with the crash.
Northrup said an inquest may be held at a later date.
The accident remains under investigation by the Champaign County sheriff’s office and the Champaign County coroner’s office.