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The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

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Crash at Green and State Streets leaves one dead, one injured

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Champaign Police responded to a single-vehicle crash late last night at the intersection of Green and State Streets. Two occupants of the vehicle were hospitalized as a result of the incident and one later died from his injuries.

The accident was reported at 11:01 p.m. Wednesday. Witnesses of the crash reported that only one vehicle was involved.

According to a press release from the Champaign Police Department, police arrived on the scene to find a man unconscious inside of the vehicle with multiple injuries, along with another injured passenger.

Both victims were transported to a nearby hospital and treated for their injuries. While the 42-year-old Champaign man did not survive, Champaign Police report the only other injured passenger is currently in stable condition.

Champaign Police are continuing to investigate the incident, and have stated that further updates may be provided. Anyone in the area with exterior surveillance camera systems are encouraged to submit any useful footage to the police department.

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    My name is Maaike Niekerk, and I am a sophomore majoring in English with minors in music and journalism. I began working with The Daily Illini during the fall semester of my freshman year as a buzz staff writer, and joined the editorial team last summer. I love bringing live event coverage to you from Champaign-Urbana’s vibrant music scene and sharing stories of local artists and musicians. Outside of The Daily Illini, you’ll find me performing at every football game with the Marching Illini or cycling with the 2024 Illini 4000 bike America team.
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