Grass Fire Causes 12-Vehicle Crash In Effingham County

(Edgewood, IL)  —  A grass fire is to blame for causing a 12-vehicle crash in Effingham County that injured 13 people.  State police say the blaze started yesterday in the median of I-57, near Edgewood.  Smoke from the fire created zero visibility for northbound traffic, which led to the accident.  All 13 victims were taken to the hospital. The crash remains under investigation.