Dust Storm Causes Fatal Accident in Tuscola

Springfield dust storm. (Nikki Dyer)

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Department has confirmed one fatality in a multiple vehicle crash about 2 miles east of Tuscola on Route 36.

The accident occurred at about 4:50 p.m. and was caused due to the dust. Route 36 is closed in that area.

State Police continue to close entrance ramps onto I-72.

Ramps from New Berlin, Wabash, Veterans and MacArthur are all closed.

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