• Seven people killed in Jasper County, Indiana crash
State Police report seven people are dead after a three-vehicle crash on I-65 in Jasper County, Indiana. Initial reports had two dead.
It happened just before 10 p.m. Thursday night , north of the Roselawn- DeMotte exit.
A semi-truck and a Jeep slowed for a traffic backup in a construction zone when a second semi rear-ended the Jeep sending it into the back of the first truck.
The impact ignited a fire which engulfed the Jeep. Police said crews found two bodies at the scene, but due to severe damage, the Jeep was taken to Keener Township Fire Department where five more deceased were extricated from the wreckage.
There were three adults and four children in the vehicle.
Alcohol and drugs are not believed to be a factor.
Vermilion County's 'Relay for Life' for the American Cancer Society is this weekend. And the Saturday – Sunday event is at a new location at Catlin High School.
Organizer Hope Garrett said the thought was to take the show on the road this year to show it's more than just a Danville event.
The first ceremonial lap honoring survivors will begin around 6:00 pm today (Sat) at the Catlin High School track. Garrett says teams can still register right up to the start of the event.
During the Relay for Life team members walk laps and participate in other fun activities to help raise funds for the American Cancer Society. The money raised helps cancer patients and programs in Vermilion County.
For more information about the American Cancer Society Relay for Life in Vermilion County visit www.relayforlife.org/vermilionil.
WGFA in-correctly reported Indiana Beach at Monticello had closed for the season. That information was false. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.
Facebook accounts and telephone calls from Indiana Beach fans were complaining about the early-closing stated in a false press release that was inadvertently posted on media websites during a website design update.
It was false information. The popular Indiana Beach Amusement Resort remains open. www.indianabeach.com
A talent show Thursday evening helped get the 2013 Old Settlers Reunion at Cissna Park started. The stage in the beautiful park will feature musical entertainment Friday and Saturday evening. Jake's Boys Music Ministry perfroms friday at 7:30. Spring Creek Station is on stage at 8 pm Saturday.
The Old Settlers Parade steps off at Noon Saturday. There's a 5K Walk or Run Saturday and Lawn Mower Races.
The annual three-day celebration is sponsored by Cissna Park's American Legion Post 527.