Brenda McVicker of Hoopeston killed in Vermilion County crash

Brenda McVicker Death: 70-year-old Brenda McVicker of Hoopeston was killed in deadly three-vehicle crash in Vermilion County.

According to Illinois State Police the three vehicles involved in the crash were travelling north on Illinois 49 near Vermilion County Road 4000 N, about a mile south of Rankin, when a semitrailer driven by Corey Grant of Houston slowed down for a school bus that was stopped in the road with its lights flashing.

McVicker who was driving a Chevrolet Blazer behind Corey Grant also slowed and was then struck from behind by the third vehicle on the line driven by 60-year-old Stephen Muehling of Cissna Park, which caused McVicker’s vehicle to burst in flames and crushed against the semi ahead of her.

McVicker was pronounced dead at the scene while neither of the truck drivers were hurt.

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