Updated: No tickets in downtown Champaign crash

Updated: No tickets in downtown Champaign crash

CHAMPAIGN — A minivan and pickup truck collided shortly before 9 a.m. Tuesday in downtown Champaign, injuring one person and closing one street and part of another.

The truck and minivan collided at the intersection of Walnut Street and University Avenue on Tuesday morning.

According to Champaign police spokeswoman Rene Dunn, a Buick minivan driven by John Duncan, 72, of Rantoul, collided with a Nissan pickup truck driven by Jenna Gustafson, 28, of Champaign, at the intersection of Walnut and University.

Duncan was turning left onto Walnut from University and told police he had a green turn arrow. Gustafson was driving west on University and told police she had a green light. At that intersection, the westbound green light and eastbound turn arrow are not lit at the same time.

Duncan's passenger, Robert S. Espeseth, 83, of Savoy, was taken to Presence Covenant Medical Center in Urbana, where he was treated and released.

No tickets have been issued.

Gustafson's truck was carrying a load of mulch that spread over the intersection after the crash. The minivan came to rest against the east wall of the Champaign City Building, but caused no damage.

Walnut Street and the westbound lanes of University Avenue were closed for a time after the collision.

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