Truck carrying Vettes stuck in viaduct in Champaign

CHAMPAIGN — Springfield Avenue in Champaign re-opened for traffic at about 10 p.m. Monday after being closed for several hours due to a truck getting stuck in a viaduct.

Champaign police said a truck carrying four Corvettes got stuck under the Springfield Avenue viaduct below the Canadian National railroad tracks at 3:46 p.m. Monday.

One of the Corvettes was reported damaged. No injuries were reported.


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jdmac44 wrote on June 24, 2013 at 8:06 pm

My cousin texted me a photo of the accident at 4:34 pm.

sanjuan wrote on June 24, 2013 at 8:06 pm

Yep, I drove by at 4:25 and it was already stuck.  Not 5:30.   Maybe with the digital subscription they'll be able to afford clocks in the newsroom.

jdmac44 wrote on June 24, 2013 at 10:06 pm


Tim Mitchell wrote on June 24, 2013 at 10:06 pm

Thanks for your comment. When we first called them, Champaign police told us the crash took place at 5:30 p.m. We just asked the dispatcher to look up the original call, and they have modified the time to 3:46 p.m. We have adjusted the story accordingly.

Danvillain wrote on June 25, 2013 at 4:06 am

I just don't know who is dumber.... The driver or the State. The driver missed the big freaking sign posted 11'10".... The State could EASILY redesignate Rte 45/150 to be on University to Neil.. but common sense and basic reading skills were never a requirement of either....... Such a sad waste of everyone's time and taxpayer money...

jdmac44 wrote on June 25, 2013 at 8:06 am

Good point.

And News Gazette: Since I don't feel like writing a separate email and your comments are closed on the story, would you consider marking your "premium" stories in some fashion so that you know that you're about to open one?  Perhaps put a star by the headline?  I won't be so casual about opening stories.  What is the subscription rate for the premium membership?