3 dead after semi & car crash

Macon County

DECATUR, Ill. (WCIA) — Three people are dead after an accident Monday morning. It happened about 2:45 am, near Grand Avenue and Water Street.

A semi and Chevy Malibu collided at the intersection which has a traffic light. Six people were in the car. The driver fled on foot afterwards and was found a short time later.

Five passengers were taken to the hospital. Three were pronounced dead including a 23-year old man from Decatur. Two female victims have not yet been identified. The semi driver was not hurt.

The intersection was still closed as of 8 am. Drivers should avoid the area.

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