Driver hospitalized; charged w/DUI

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, Ill. - CHAMPAIGN COUNTY --  One man was hospitalized and charged with DUI after a 3-vehicle accident. It happened about 12:30 am, Thursday, on I-72 east, MM 179.

Authorities say 26-year old Audie Wright, of Champaign, was speeding when he hit the back of a semi-tractor trailer truck.

He reportedly lost control, swerved into another lane hitting another vehicle whose driver was unable to avoid the impact. The third vehicle ended up in the ditch.

Wright was life-flighted to the hospital. His current condition is not known. H

He's charged with DUI and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.


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