Teenager Killed in Accident Friday Morning on Interstate 57

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Published on May 27 2012 7:58 am
Last Updated on July 14 2013 12:07 pm
Written by Wayne Moran

A fatal accident backed up traffic on Interstate 57 southbound, 4 miles south of Neoga on Friday.

Killed in the accident was 16 year old Kyale Brown of Morris, IL.

Illinois State Police report that at 7:10am Friday, a vehicle driven by Reginald Murray, 29, of Chicago struck the rear of a semi driven by Vickie Lester, 59, of Galesburg. Murray's vehicle then crossed the median and northbound lanes, into a ditch and through a fence before coming to rest in a field.

Brown was pronounced dead at the scene. Murray and 2 other passengers were airlifted to Carle Hospital in Champaign.