Tragic Tanker Truck Crash in Illinois Claims Five Lives and Forces Large-Scale Evacuation

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – A tragic tanker truck crash in central Illinois has left five people dead, with federal transportation officials suggesting that the incident may have started when another vehicle tried to pass the chemical-laden truck. The crash occurred on U.S. 40 in Teutopolis, about 110 miles northeast of St. Louis, and involved a tanker carrying caustic anhydrous ammonia. According to Tom Chapman, a member of the National Transportation Safety Board, the tanker truck …

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