Man killed in crash along I-57


IROQUOIS COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — The Iroquois County coroner said a 22-year-old man is dead after a crash Thursday afternoon near Onarga.

In a news release, Coroner Bill Cheatum said the crash happened around 1:45 p.m. along I-57, just north of Onarga. He said the Blue Island man was driving southbound on I-57 when he lost control of the vehicle. He drove the car through the median and went into the northbound lanes where he was hit by a semi. The car came to a stop in the median and the semi stopped in a ditch.

The 22-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the semi was taken to a Kankakee hospital.

Illinois State Police and the Iroquois County Coroner’s Office are still investigating the crash.

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