CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- Names of two people killed in an accident Tuesday have been released. The Champaign County coroner says 49-year old Leah Forbes and her 18-year old daughter Lindsey died. The family is from Fisher.
The crash happened on Dewey-Fisher road near Co. Rd. 2700 North. Investigators say the Forbes' were driving in a van which collided with a semi-truck driving in the opposite direction.
Both vehicles ended up in a ditch. The truck driver survived.
"I know the roads conditions were slick at that time but we're still working on that investigation also," said Sgt. Brian Mennenga, of the Champaign County Sheriff's Office.
Investigators aren't releasing the truck driver's name at this time. No tickets have been issued involving the crash.
Update: 6:03 pm
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- WCIA-3's Jeff Wagner has a live report from the scene of the accident.
Original: 4:11 pm
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- Two people are dead after a two-vehicle accident. It happened on Dewey-Fisher Road. Sheriff's deputies say the vehicles collided. At this time, it's unclear if the accident is weather-related. One person was taken to the hospital. The road is currently closed to traffic.