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8-year-old dead after crash on Interstate 74 near Bloomington

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An 8-year-old has died following a three-vehicle crash on Interstate 74 Wednesday night.

The crash happened at around 9:54 p.m. in the westbound lane between Bloomington and Downs, according to the Illinois State Police. A SUV reportedly crossed the center median and hit a delivery van and semi tractor-trailer.

The drivers of the SUV and delivery van were transported to an area hospital with serious injuries. The 8-year-old boy, who was a passenger in the SUV, was taken to an area hospital and pronounced dead.

Family members have arranged a Go Fund Me to support funeral expenses for the boy who died.

The driver of the semi tractor-trailer reported no injuries. The crash is under investigation.

Updated: July 5, 2024 at 11:46 AM CDT
This story has been updated with information about a Go Fund Me fundraiser.