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Tow Truck Struck - 11.22.21 (IL)


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PEORIA (25 NEWS) - One person is dead and another injured after a passenger vehicle struck a tow truck along southbound Interstate 55 at mile marker 173 in McLean County Monday night.


Illinois State Police said preliminary reports indicate the tow truck was recovering a disabled semi-trailer along the shoulder when the tow truck was struck by the passenger vehicle.


The tow truck driver was not injured.


The semi-trailer had been broken down in the area since around 2:16 p.m.


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MCLEAN COUNTY, Ill. (WMBD) — One man is dead and another is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries after a crash on I-55 in McLean County on Monday, Nov. 22 at 4:33 p.m.


An unknown 64-year-old male from Berkeley, IL was driving a 2017 Silver Toyota when he swerved onto the right shoulder, traveling underneath the back of the flatbed of an unoccupied tow truck.


The passenger of the Toyota was a 25-year-old male from Berkeley, IL, and was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries. The driver of the Toyota was pronounced dead on the scene.


Southbound traffic was rerouted onto Route 66 at Lexington, exit 178. Interstate 55 was shut down for approximately five hours.


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