ASHKUM -- An Illinois State Police reconstruction team is investigating a fatal crash on I-57 in Iroquois County. One person is dead, three others, including two children, are injured.
Preliminary reports indicated a car was rear-ended by a mini-van in the southbound lanes just past 8 am. Ashkum, Gilman, Danforth and Chebanse Township fire were at the scene, along with Iroquois Memorial Hospital and Riverside ambulance personnel and the Iroquois County Coroner.
Coroner Bill Cheatum pronounced one driver dead at the scene. Two critically injured children were air-lifted and another adult passenger was seriously injured.