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Car carrying pregnant woman involved in accident with tanker truck

Published: Monday, May 08, 2017 @ 12:10 PM
By: Breaking news staff

Update@1 p.m.:

There were no injuries reported in the accident.

The accident occurred when a trailer with a tractor separated from an eastbound truck that was hauling it and crossed over to the westbound lanes of state Route 29, officials said. A semi truck traveling west struck the trailer and knocked it into a car that was also traveling west.

There was a pregnant woman in the car, but she was not injured, officials said.

Route 29 remains closed in both directions as officials work to clear the scene. It’s unclear how long the highway will remain closed, officials said.

First report:

We have reports of an accident involving a car and a tanker in Champaign County.

There was a pregnant woman in the car, and the tanker is leaking fuel, according to scanner traffic. It’s unclear at this time how serious the accident is.

We have a photographer en route to the crash, and we will bring you the latest information as it becomes available.