Area woman is 8th victim in I-55 dust storm crash


The Illinois State Police announced the death of another victim in multiple crashes that occurred on May 1, at approximately 10:55 a.m. on both northbound and southbound Interstate 55, between mile markers 72 and 78 near Farmersville in Montgomery County.

Ruth M. Rau, 81-year-old from Sorento, succumbed to injuries last week while in the hospital. 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 are now eight fatalities associated with the crashes.


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