Mt. Vernon Register-News

April 26, 2013

Interstate fatality

The Register-News

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One person has died as a result of an accident that happened at 1 p.m. at mile post 70 on Interstate 64. The accident was in the eastbound lane, just before the I-57/64 merge. and involved a car and a semi truck. One person was extricated from the car and taken to a local hospital, according to emergency responders, while another was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim was not a local resident, although the name has not yet been released. Traffic on Interstate 64 was diverted at the Woodlawn exit to Illinois Highway 15. An Illinois State Police accident reconstructionist was involved in the accident investigation.