Indiana State Police report a semi tied up traffic on I-65 near Lowell Thursday morning. A Valparaiso, IN truck driver lost control while southbound around 11 am. The truck was changing lanes in a construction zone when it left the roadway. The rig rolled onto its side. The un-identified driver was treated at a Crown Point hospital.
Police in Indiana used stop-sticks to bring a fleeing pickup to a stop Wednesday. A DeMotte man was arrested.
27-year-old Jason Van Buren faces charges. He was stopped on State Road 10 but then fled form the officer. Police report it was a routine traffic stop, but Van Buren ran thru a residential sub-division before the stop-sticks flattened his tires on a county road. He still tried running on the truck's rims before the vehicle was stopped on State Road 231. Police had to taze the driver before the arrest was made.
A rural Melvin woman died from injuries received in a two-vehicle crash north of Melvin Wednesday.
Ford County Coroner Doug Wallace said 58-year-old Kitty Mullins was pronounced dead at 10:45 am at Gibson Area Hospital in Gibson City.
The accident occurred at 9:21 am north of Melvin at the intersection of Ford County roads 1300 North and l100 East. The Ford County Sheriff's Office reported Mullins was southbond on 1100 East when her SUV was struck by a westbound car t hat failed to yield. Mullins was ejected from the vehicle, while the driver of the car was trapped inside the vehicle and had to be extricated.
Both drivers were transported to Gibson Area Hospital.
A farming accident Tuesday evening in Iroquois County killed a Gilman farmer. 47-year-old Vaughn Borchers died of injuries he received in the accident.
Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup reported the victim was pronounced dead at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana just before 9 pm Tuesday night.
The Coroner said Borchers died of traumatic injuries he received from being pulled into the corn head of his combine while working on it in a farm field near Gilman. Northrup said Mr. Borchers' son was present when it happened.
Ambulance personnel and Gilman Fire were dispatched to the scene. Borchers was taken to Iroquois Memorial Hospital in Watseka and immediately air-lifted by helicopter to Carle.
Northrup said no autopsy would be performed.
Services are pending at Redenius Funeral Home in Gilman.
A Fed-Ex truck driver was taken to Iroquois Memorial Hospital in Watseka today after a crash on northbound I-57. Illinois State police investigated near Onarga just before 5 am.
56-year-old Paul Williams of Sugar Grove (IL) was alone in the tractor with a double bottom trailer. Police reported the FedEx truck was traveling northbound on Interstate 57 at milepost 277. The FedEx semi ran off the roadway striking a guardrail. The driver then overcorrected, ran off the roadway, and overturned in a field to the east of the interstate.