Details from a recent press release from Illinois State Police District 12, indicate a personal injury crash occurred the morning hours of Monday, July 24th, along I-70 eastbound at milepost 100, just 2 miles east of Effingham. Preliminary details indicate Lawrence L. Kupchick, 70, of Crown Point, IN (unit 1) was driving when he went off the road towards the right. Unit 1 struck a guardrail, over corrected towards the left then back to the right. Unit 1 then went off the road towards the right, overturned, and came to a rest on its top in the right ditch.
Unit 1 stated he either blacked out or fell asleep at the wheel, he was cited for improper lane usage. Unit 1 also had a passenger, Sandra C. Kupchik, 65, also of Crown Point, IN.