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WHAT: Traffic Crash with Injuries
WHERE: Route 1 at the intersection of Vermilion County 2500 North
WHEN: August 26, 2017 at 2:24pm
VEHICLES: Unit 1: 2010 Mercury Mariner
Unit 2: 2007 Jeep Wrangler
Unit 3: 2007 Chevrolet Silverado
DRIVERS: Unit 1: Penny S. Boren 70 Years Old, Danville, IL
Unit 2: Jacob R. Nelson 38 Years Old, Danville, IL
Unit 3: Justin Charles Jeffries 27 Years Old, Hoopeston, IL
PASSENGERS: Unit 1: no passengers
Unit 2: Child age 13
Unit 3: Brook E. Cremonesi 24 Years Old, Rankin, IL
Seann Thomas Cremonesi 28 Years Old, Rankin, IL
PRELIMINARY: According to the preliminary traffic crash investigation, unit 1 was traveling
northbound on Route 1. Unit 1 struck unit 2 in the rear, while unit 2 was slowed or stopped waiting to
turn left onto Vermilion County Road 2500 North. The collision with units 1 and 2, pushed unit 2 into
the southbound lane of Route 1 where unit 2 struck unit 3.
TRANSPORTS: Driver of unit 1 was transported by Ambulance to a local Danville hospital and
then was transported by Air Life to an area hospital. The driver of unit 2 and passenger were transported 
by ambulance to a local Hoopeston Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The driver and 2
passengers in unit 3 reported no injuries.
SEATBELTS: Drivers of units 1, 2, and 3 and all occupants were wearing seatbelts
CHARGES: The driver of Unit 1 was cited for Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid a traffic 

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