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Hoopeston man suffers fatal crash injuries

A Hoopeston man died from injuries he received in a single-vehicle accident east of Rossville Friday night.

22-year-old Christopher Page died in the emergency room of Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

Police reported Page had been driving on East Attica Road outside Rossville about 8 pm when his vehicle left the road for unknown reasons. He was thrown out of the vehicle.

The Vermilion County Sheriff's Office and Champaign County Coroner's office are investigating the crash.

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Riverside Hospital records area’s first newborn of 2015

A Plainfield (IL) couple are the proud parents of the area's first newborn for 2015.

Lori-Beth and Jeffrey Trump are the parents of Lorelai Emerson Trump (Laura-lie). She was born at 1:39 am January 1st at Riverside Hospital in Kankakee.

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Hoopeston man arrested on drug charges

A Hoopeston man was jailed in Champaign County Wednesday. 34-year-old Kareem Marshall had bond set at $10,000 following his arrest Tuesday on drug charges. Marshall was charged with felony unlawful possession with the intent to deliver cannabis.

According to a police report, Marshall was with his girlfriend at a motel. The motel clerk called police when she smelled marijuana on Marshall. The room was in Marshall's girlfriend's name. And Marshall himself had but a single duffel bag.

While waiting at the motel to talk to Marshall, a motel employee alerted the officers that Marshall was leaving out the room window with his duffel bag.

Police found Marshall hiding behind an electrical box with the duffel bag on the ground. The bag was open, with some of the contents scattered on the ground nearby. Next to the duffel bag was a trash can where police found three vacuum-sealed bundles of a green, leafy substance, an empty vacuum-sealed bag, a zip-lock vacuum sealer and a digital scale.

When police arrested Marshall, they found $683 cash.

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Ford County crash injures two drivers

A collision near Elliott Monday injured the drivers of two vehicles involved. Emergency personnel responded to 1300 E and 500 N Roads around 4:15 pm

Sheriff's Police report 65-year-old Harry "Arthur" Kinzinger of Gibson City was northbound in a pickup truck when he failed to yield to a westbound Jeep driven by 25-year-old Jamie M. Mirto of Gibson City.

Both drivers were treated for minor injuries at Gibson Area Hospital.

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Benton County crash injures truck driver

A driver of a semitrailer is recovering at a Danville hospital Tuesday afternoon following the crash in Benton County Monday night.

Authorities said the driver crashed after falling asleep at the wheel. Officers said the truck veered off of U.S. 41 Monday around 9 p.m., rolling over after the driver over-corrected.

Police have not yet released the driver's name, but they said he was alert as he was airlifted for treatment.

The crash caused U.S. 41 to be closed Monday night about four miles northwest of Fowler, but the road has since been reopened.

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