Springfield, IL Accidents

Coroner identifies woman killed in car crash

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — Sangamon County Coroner Jim Allmon has identified the woman who died in a car crash in Springfield on Friday. Allmon said the woman is Elyse Davis, 30, of Springfield. Davis was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which happened near West Monroe Street and South Glenwood Avenue around 4:30 […]
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14-year-old girl killed when crash sends vehicle into bus stop in Auburn Gresham

CHICAGO (CBS) -- A 14-year-old girl is dead, and three adults were rushed to the hospital, after a sport-utility vehicle hit a bus stop in Auburn Gresham Friday evening.As CBS 2's Marybel González reported, police said a 33-year-old man was driving a gold Mercedes-Benz west on 79th Street when he ran a red light at Racine Avenue.The Mercedes hit a black Jeep that was headed south on Racine Avenue, and the Jeep in turn jumped the curb and hit a woman and a 14-year-old girl standing at a Chicago Transit Authority bus stop."Coming so fast, that's how he was able...

Taylorville house fire under investigation

TAYLORVILLE, Ill. (WAND) - Firefighters responded to an early Saturday morning house fire. According to the Taylorville Fire Department, at 1:00 a.m. Saturday morning the department responded to a possible house fire. When firefighters arrived, they found heavy fire coming from the attic on the rear of the house. Crews...

Woman killed in auto crash

A 30 year old Springfield woman was killed this morning in an automobile accident. It happened around 4:30 in the 800 block of West Monroe. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. The identity of the deceased is being withheld pending next of kin notification. An autopsy is scheduled...

Springfield woman dies after car crash

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — A 30-year-old woman died in Springfield after a car crash Friday morning. According to Sangamon County Coroner Jim Allmon, the woman died near West Monroe Street and South Glenwood Avenue at around 4:30 a.m. She was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy is scheduled for Friday.  The coroner and Springfield […]

Springfield woman dies in early morning crash

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — A Springfield woman is dead after a crash early Friday morning. Sangamon County Coroner Jim Allmon says the 30-year-old woman died at 4:25 a.m. The single-vehicle crash happened around 2:37 a.m. in the 800 block of West Monroe. An autopsy is scheduled for Friday. The...

Coroner identifies woman killed in crash

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) – One woman is dead after a single car accident, early Friday morning in Springfield. According to police at approximately 2:37 a.m., officers responded to a report of a single car accident in the 800 block of West Monroe Street. Upon arrival a deceased female was...

Springfield woman dies in one-vehicle crash

A Springfield woman died early Friday morning after the car she was driving crashed on Monroe Street west of downtown. Springfield Police said that at 2:37 a.m., they were called to the 800 block of West Monroe for a single-vehicle accident. Upon arrival, they found a 30-year-old woman dead in the car. Sangamon County...

Fire breaks out on prison guard tower

LINCOLN, Ill. (WCIA) — Firefighters from Lincoln and other Logan County towns were called to Logan Correctional Center Tuesday morning after a fire started on the roof of a guard tower. The fire started around 9:50 a.m. and was determined to have been caused by a lightning strike. Responding firefighters used a water cannon on […]

Fire triggered by explosions rages in big Berlin city forest

BERLIN (AP) — A large fire triggered by explosions at an ammunition dump raged Thursday in a major Berlin urban forest on one of the German capital's hottest days so far this year. A huge cloud of grey smoke hung over the city’s western districts and residents were asked...

Springfield man dies in motorcycle crash in Calhoun County

A 40-year-old Springfield man died Saturday when a motorcycle he was riding crashed in Calhoun County on the state's western border. Illinois State Police said Daniel Reckmo, 40, of Springfield, died at 4:10 p.m. Saturday afternoon. Reckmo was driving his motorcycle south on Illinois 100 north of North Michael Road when he hit the brakes for an unknown reason, sending the bike out of control.