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I-55 crash near Gardner results in 1 death

A 61-year-old Broadview man died in a traffic crash on Interstate 55, north of the Gardner exit Monday, according to the Grundy County Coroner's Office.

The incident occurred shortly after 4 p.m. A preliminary investigation indicates there was a rollover crash in the southbound lanes of I-55, which in turn caused the northbound traffic to stop. At that time it appears a van traveling northbound did not see the stopped traffic and crashed into the rear of a mid-size vehicle causing it to strike the car in front of it. The van then spun around and struck another vehicle causing it to roll onto its side, according to the coroner's press release.

Grundy County Coroner John Callahan states the driver of the van was identified as Stephen D. Fulse. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:05 p.m. Broadview Police Department assisted in the notification.

An examination will take place Tuesday and the investigation into the incident continues.

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