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Firefighter Killed in Freeway Accident

Authorities say a central Illinois firefighter was killed and five of his colleagues were injured when a tractor-trailer hit three emergency vehicles. The emergency responders were working at the scene of a previous freeway accident at the time.

McLean County's coroner said emergency responders were dispatched to a multiple-vehicle wreck on Interstate 39 going southbound near Hudson around 9:45 at night.

An hour later, a southbound tractor-trailer hauling a load of automobiles lost control and hit three of the emergency vehicles.

The name of the firefighter, who is from the village of Hudson, has not been released.

All of the injured responders were taken to a hospital in Normal.

AP contributed to this report.