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I-39 Wrong Way Driver Is Finally Identified

Posted by wlpo on April 6, 2012

Nearly a week after he drove into oncoming traffic and died, an Ohio man’s name has finally been made public.

The La Salle County Coroner says it was 85 year old Richard Craft who died on the scene of a crash last Friday night on Interstate 39 just north of Interstate 80.  Troopers say Craft was driving north in south lanes of traffic for over ten miles before he hit two carloads of spring breakers on their way from Minnesota to Florida.  Three of the students are still in the hospital.

John Anderson of Wisconsin is in critical condition while Jacob Klem and Adyn Clausen of Minnesota are in fair condition at St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

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