Police release names of victims killed in crash with tractor trailer on I-70 in Illinois

Police release names of victims killed in crash with tractor trailer on I-70 in Illinois

Police release names of victims killed in crash with tractor trailer on I-70 in Illinois

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Posted on June 2, 2011 at 11:27 AM

Updated Thursday, Jun 2 at 3:47 PM

(KMOV) -- A man and a woman from Springfield, Illinois are dead after an accident on westbound Interstate 70 near Greenville, Illinois.

The accident happened on Wednesday just before 4:00 p.m. on I-70 at mile marker 39 in Bond County.

According to Illinois State Police, Sherry Marie Dennis, 44, was driving a Pontiac Grand Prix eastbound when, for unknown reasons, she drove the car across the center median and into the path of a westbound tractor trailer. 

Both Dennis and her passenger Roger Hamilton, 44, were killed in the crash. Police say they were not wearing seat belts.

Westbound I-70 in that area was closed for nearly six hours while accident reconstruction crews worked to investigate the scene. 

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