Urbana, IL — September 13, 2018, Shana Outlaw died and three children were injured in an accident while standing outside of her car.
The events in question occurred just before 6 am on U.S. Route 45, just south of Leverett Road.
According to a representative of the Illinois State Police cited in media reports, Ms. Outlaw’s vehicle was traveling south on U.S. 45 in the right lane when it developed a mechanical problem, leading her to stop and exit the car. As she was standing by the car, a pickup truck struck it, throwing Outlaw’s car into the ditch. Reports indicated that Ms. Outlaw was struck by either her own vehicle or the truck.
Paramedics transported Ms. Outlaw to the Carle Foundation Hospital, where she later died. Her three children were also hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.
Police cited the driver of the truck for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.
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