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Final I-55 crash victim identified

The Illinois State Police (ISP) released the final name of the seven people fatally injured in multiple crashes that occurred on May 1 at approximately 10:55 a.m. There were accidents on both northbound and southbound Interstate 55 between mile markers 72 and 78, near Farmersville in Montgomery County.

The seventh victim was Otto Medina-Salazar, 58-year-old from Carthage, Mo. A total of 72 vehicles are known to be involved in the crashes and 37 people were transported to area hospitals with injuries ranging from minor to critical. There were seven fatalities in the crashes, including the follo...


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