Illinois State Police report a separate fatal accident led to a second crash..the latter involving a trooper and the Otto Township Fire chief.
A state police squad slammed into the rear of a fire vehicle driven by Otto Township Fire Protection District Chief Jay Hanson. It happened early Sunday, while both emergency vehicles were involved in a search for a rollover accident that killed someone else.
Hanson and the trooper were searching for a rolled over vehicle, when Hanson spotted the vehicle and braked. The trooper didn’t notice the fire vehicle had stopped, running into the rear end.
State Police reported an un-identifed passenger of the rolled over vehicle died from his injuries. The driver, 37-yr-old Eboni Williams of Champaign, suffered serious injury.