Death Total in I-55 Dust Storm Crash climbs to Seven, due to mistake 


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SPRINGFIELD, IL – The death toll in Monday’s crash on I-55 near milepost 76 has risen to seven, according to the Illinois State Police (ISP). 

According to State Troopers, inItially, six individuals were believed to have perished in the accident, but the severity of the crash masked the remains, and what was previously thought to be one person was actually two. 

Additionally, 37 people were transported to area hospitals with injuries ranging from minor to critical, and approximately 72 vehicles were involved in the crashes.

ISP is working with other agencies to investigate the cause of the accident.


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