WHAT:  Fatal Hit and Run Traffic Crash 
WHERE:   Interstate 57 Southbound at Milepost 253.5 (Champaign County) 
WHEN:  March 21, 2018 at 9:37 p.m. 
VEHICLES:  Unit 1: Silver 2005 Hyundai Sedan 
   Unit 2: White 2013 Buick LeCrosse 
DRIVERS:  Unit 1:  Francis C. Edelen, Male, 21, Manhattan, IL 
   Unit 2:  Stuart Anderson, Male, 65, Cissna Park, IL 
PRELIMINARY: According to the preliminary crash investigation, the drivers of Unit 1 and Unit 2 were traveling southbound on I-57 at milepost 253.5.  The driver of Unit 1 struck the rear of Unit 2 causing significant damage.  Both vehicles came to rest in the right ditch.  The driver of Unit 2 was transported by ambulance to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.   
The driver of Unit 1 left the crash on foot for an unknown reason.  He was walking approximately 2/10 of a mile south of the crash and was struck and killed by an unknown vehicle or vehicles.   
SEATBELTS:  Unknown.   

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