Two Killed, Two Injured in Crash Near Neoga (UPDATE)


Published on November 20 2023 5:33 am
Last Updated on November 20 2023 11:07 am
Written by Greg Sapp

The names are now available of the two people killed in a crash Sunday evening on I-57 south of Neoga.

Illinois State Police report the crash occurred at 5:27pm, on I-57 northbound, four miles south of Neoga. A semi was traveling northbound and struck the rear of a passenger vehicle. The two passengers in the rear of the passenger vehicle were fatally injured. One of those, 20-year-old Bryan Calderon, a native of Honduras, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. The other person fatally injured was 18-year-old Cheong Suazo-Geovany Neyzer, also from Honduras and working in the St. Louis area on a work visa, who was taken to Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Coles County, where he died from his injuries. The driver and front seat passenger in the passenger vehicle were flown to a regional hospital for treatment of serious injuries. They were not from this area. The driver of the semi reported no injuries on scene.

Northbound I-57 was closed for some time Sunday night at the I-57 split at Effingham, reopening at 11:30pm Sunday.