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Police seeking Cadillac involved in fatal crash; family offering reward for information

Police are seeking a Cadillac STS similar the one pictured here that fled the scene of a fatal accident on I-64 on Jan. 5. The car would have damage with silver paint transfer, and may have had tinted windows, according to police.
Police are seeking a Cadillac STS similar the one pictured here that fled the scene of a fatal accident on I-64 on Jan. 5. The car would have damage with silver paint transfer, and may have had tinted windows, according to police.

Police are looking for a Cadillac that was involved in a fatal crash earlier this month, and the bereaved family is offering a reward.

The Cadillac was traveling eastbound on I-64 on Jan. 5 when it attempted to pass a Toyota Avalon in the left lane at what police called a high rate of speed. The accident occurred near Nashville, Illinois at mile post 47.

According to the Illinois State Police, the Cadillac passed the Toyota and then tried to merge back into the right lane, striking the Toyota.

The Toyota then left the roadway and crashed into a tree, police said. One passenger was killed and another was seriously injured.

The Cadillac then fled the scene, and police are searching for it. It is a 2007 black Cadillac CTS with tinted windows, which likely has damage to the rear passenger side and may have silver paint transfers in the damage.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Illinois State Police at 618-542-1129. The family of the victim is offering a $3,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the hit-and-run driver.

Elizabeth Donald: 618-239-2507, @BNDedonald

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