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2 killed and 3 injured in 5-vehicle crash on Interstate 55 near Funks Grove

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Updated: June 4, 2022 at 3:35 PM CDT
This story has been updated to include the name of one of the crash victims.

Illinois State Police said two people were killed and three others were hospitalized following a five-vehicle crash on Interstate 55 near Funks Grove on Friday.

According to a news release from ISP, the crash happened on I-55 southbound near mile marker 151 at about 3:54 p.m. That's just southwest of Bloomington-Normal.

Police said one person was pronounced dead at the scene and another person was flown to a hospital where they later died. ISP said three others were hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.

The McLean County Coroner's Office identified one of the victims as Kimberly Grey, 65, or Earlville. She was pronounced dead at 5:35 p.m. Friday. Coroner Kathy Yoder said Grey died of head injuries she suffered in the crash. Grey was driving an SUV that was hit by a semi-truck and trailer, according to Yoder. Toxicology tests are pending.

Authorities have not yet provided information about the other person who died.

Southbound traffic on I-55 was closed for hours as drivers were diverted at the Shirley exit. All lanes were reopened at 12:39 a.m.

The crash remains under investigation by Illinois State Police and the McLean County Coroner's Office.

WGLT will update this story.

Eric Stock is the News Director at WGLT. You can contact Eric at ejstoc1@ilstu.edu.
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