Police seek driver in one of I-74 crashes

Police seek driver in one of I-74 crashes

URBANA — Two sets of accidents north of Urbana and Champaign on Interstate 74 had traffic tied up Friday morning starting about 7 a.m.

Illinois State Police at Pesotum said three cars slid out of control on the icy Canadian National overpass over Market Street just before 7 a.m. There were accidents in both directions.

Then, at 7:37 a.m., a white Dodge Ram pickup truck hit another pickup truck and a car as it headed east on I-74 near the Lincoln Avenue accident. The Dodge Ram kept going. No one was physically injured in any of the collisions.

Police continue to investigate the hit-and-run.

A telecommunicator at the District 10 headquarters at Pesotum said traffic was backed up in that area for about 90 minutes as troopers investigated and had the highway cleared.

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mattd149 wrote on January 03, 2014 at 3:01 pm

Driving 75 on ice usually ends in an accident. A bunch of idiots must have moved into the area. It should be pretty well known that the shiney stuff on the road at -7 isnt water. People were driving like fools at 7am. I dont know how the first accident didnt end in a pileup as 5 cars passed me at over 70 right before it happened