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Iroquois County fatality, 2 others injured

A four-vehicle pile-up in Iroquois County Tuesday killed a Lafayette, IN man and injured two others. 75-year-old Glenn Kolzow was pronounced dead at an area hospital following the crash.

Illinois State Police reported Kolzow’s vehicle was rear-ended by a semi tractor-trailer while stopped in traffic on Illinois Route 1 near Wellington.

Police report showed Kolzow had stopped for a stop sign and was waiting for traffic to clear when his vehicle was hit in the rear by the semi, driven by a suburban Chicago man. The impact pushed Kolzow’s vehicle into two others traveling in the opposite direction.

The 53-year-old semi driver, Kenneth Swanson of Midlothian, escaped injury. He was ticketed for failure to reduce speed. The other two drivers were 29-year-old Seth Moody of Danville and 42-year-old David Chin of Urbana. Chin and a passenger, 70-year-old Stephen Robbins of Rantoul, were taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

The accident happened just after 11 am at County Road 500N.

94.1 WGFA