Woman Dies After Semi and Mini Van Crash in Peoria County

The woman was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash

PEORIA COUNTY - UPDATE: (6:20 p.m.)  

The Peoria County Coroner says 68-year-old Linda Pratt of Streator was killed when she made a left turn in front of a semi-truck Thursday afternoon.

Illinois State Police say Pratt was driving her mini-van westbound on I-74 at mile marker 86 when she attempted to make a U-turn onto the I-474 ramp going the wrong direction.

The semi-truck hit the mini-van nearly head-on during the attempt.

Pratt was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, the driver of the semi was not injured.  

ORIGINAL STORY: At least one person is dead after a semi and mini-van crashed into each other on I-74 Westbound in Peoria County, causing a major back-up.

Police haven't released details at this time but suspect one or both parties have injuries.

Westbound 74 will be closed while a reconstruction officer arrives on scene to survey the area.

Police say Route 6 Northbound to Route 150 Westbound are alternative routes to take for the time being.

We will be sure to update you once we learn more.

 

 


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