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Missouri resident charged with felony DUI after fatal crash

A 28-year-old Missouri resident has been charged with felony drunk driving in connection with an Oct. 20 accident in Boone County that claimed the life of one of his two passengers and left the other seriously injured. The Columbia man was ordered held without bond because he is considered a flight risk and a danger to the community.

Truck and three vehicles involved in accident

Police in Illinois say that an 11-year-old boy was seriously injured in a crash that took place on Aug. 19. The crash occurred at about 10:46 a.m on Interstate 88 in Naperville, and police say that multiple vehicles were involved. A commercial truck rear-ended a Nissan that the boy was in while it and two other vehicles were slowed by traffic. Police say that the truck failed to slow down prior to the collision.

Fatal large truck accidents increase, speeding a top cause

Speeding was one of the top causes of fatal large truck accidents in Illinois and elsewhere in 2016 according to a new report by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The agency found that fatal crashes involving large trucks increased by 3 percent in 2016.

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