Crash kills one, injures others

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Latest: 10:30 pm, 6/16/17, Friday

MOULTRIE CO, Ill. (WCIA) — An Urbana teen is dead and four others injured after a single car crash in Moultrie County.

17 year-old Alejandro Coriano Junior was killed late Thursday night. Moultrie County sheriff’s office say he lost control of the car and it rolled over. It happened on County Road 1300 East at around 10:30.

Officials say Coriano and two others were ejected from the car, both suffered serious injuries and were taken to an Urbana hospital. The other two were taken to a Monticello hospital and should be ok. This was a very serious accident and Coriano’s friends are heartbroken.

“I am so so sorry that this happened to you.”

Tears and memories are flooding the hearts and minds of Alex Coriano’s friends.

“It really broke my heart. I wasn’t expecting him or really anyone like him to have to go through anything like that.”

A single car accident ended Coriano’s life.

“There are definitely things we can learn from this like don’t speed. Always tell people you love them before it’s too late.”

All over social media, Coriano’s friends are spreading love for their classmate. Tiana was his friend since sixth grade and she says Alex was someone she will never forget.

“He was just a really good kid. He was really smart and didn’t give himself enough credit for it.”

This memory is something she will hold onto forever, even though Alex is gone.

‘I am glad that people are standing beside him and people are supporting his family and sending out prayers and thoughts because that’s all we can really use right now.”

Coriano went to Urbana high school. The school says they will be providing support through grief counselors. They’ll be available to students and staff starting on Monday. 

Original: 3:48 pm, 6/16/17, Friday

MOULTRIE CO, Ill. (WCIA) — One teen is dead and several others are hurt after a late night car crash. It happened about 10:40 Thursday night, on CR 1300 E. Officials say the car overturned, ejecting three of the five occupants.

The driver, 17 year old Alejandro Coriano was pronounced dead at the scene. A 16 year old was airlifted, and 17 year old was taken to the hospital, both with serious injuries, and two others (17, 18) were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The crash is under investigation.

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