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Two Children Killed in Effingham County Accident
A crash Sunday night on I-57 near Effingham killed two children and injured their father.
The fatal accident shut down the highway for more than five hours.
According to reports, the incident happened just after 9:00 Sunday night. A northbound semi-truck rear-ended another semi, which then hit a vehicle carrying five people from Texas.
Two children, 8-year-old Dyana Tomoiaga and 5-year-old Matei Tomoiaga, died at the scene. An infant and the mother were uninjured. The father was airlifted to Carle Hospital.
Illinois State Police have not released any additional information.