Classic Hits 103.9 WLPO

News from the Illinois Valley

Two killed in separate crashes in Bureau County

Posted by wlpo on December 17, 2010

Snow and ice made Interstate 80 dangerous for driving, especially in Bureau County, where two people were killed during accidents.

The first crash happened just before 5am Thursday near the Sheffield exit.  Police say Blawou Washington of Urbanddale, Iowa was heading west when he crossed the median and into the eastbound crashing head-on with a semi.  The crash triggered chain of accidents involving other trucks.   Washington died at the scene.

About seven hours later police and fire were handling another crash.  This one was just east of the I-180 interchange.  Police say James Thompson of North Adams, Massachusetts was heading east when he lost control on the wet and icy road rolled his car.  He was thrown from the car and was pronounced dead at the scene.  A man and woman were with him.  Their conditions were unavailable.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.

%d bloggers like this: