Cell Phone Blamed In Deadly Illinois Car Crash

A Chicago resident was killed and her passenger was badly injured in an auto accident near Kankakee, Illinois on Monday, according to WBBM News Radio. She reportedly lost control of her car after being distracted by a cell phone call.

The Chicago motorist was driving her 2000 Saturn northbound on Interstate 57 when she was distracted by her cell phone, lost control of her car, crossed the center median, and was struck by a southbound semi truck and another passing car.

The driver, age 20, was pronounced dead at the scene and her passenger, age 21, was taken to Riverside Healthcare in Kankakee. The southbound drivers were not injured. The Illinois State Police are handling the investigation.

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