A crash-prone stretch of Interstate 74 where two teens lost their lives earlier this year will receive a number of safety improvements, according to Senator Bill Brady and Representative Bill Mitchell of Forsyth.

On May 9, the two central Illinois lawmakers announced $2.9 million in safety improvements for the road.

In January, Tremont High School seniors Michael Honan II and Celine Estes lost their lives when a pickup truck they were in crossed the median and collided head-on with a school bus carrying fellow classmates on Interstate 74. There were multiple accidents near that location that day, due to extremely slick, icy conditions. This deadly stretch of interstate near Carlock has seen many serious automobile accidents and four fatalities since 2007.

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