January 27, 2001 |
A Salvation Army van carrying family members to visit prison inmates crossed a highway median and collided with a tractor-trailer Friday, killing 10 people and injuring two others. Those killed were in the 15-passenger van, which was broadsided on Interstate 55. There was no immediate indication of what caused the minivan to veer. Snow had been falling throughout the morning but had cleared by the time of the crash. "It was horrific," said State Police Lt. Col. Ted Rizo.