Three killed in interstate crash

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EFFINGHAM, Ill. (WCIA) — Three people are dead after a crash on Interstate 70.

It happened Saturday morning, around 11 a.m.

State Police say three vehicles were involved.

A freightliner didn’t slow down in a construction zone, and plowed into the back of an SUV.

The impact pushed the SUV into a semi-trailer.

Three people inside the SUV were killed. Two others inside were hurt.

Police identified the victims as Matthew and Marleen Murphy, and Virgina Abrams of Wildwood, Missouri.

The driver of the freightliner is being charged with failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

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