An accident involving five cars occurred on I-40 near Sycamore, killing one woman. Police arrived at the scene of the accident in response to a call around 5am.
The accident started when the driver of a Ford Fusion tried to maneuver around a broken down Honda Accord and was hit by Francis Barrios, who was driving a Hyundai SGX. As the three vehicles sat waiting for police, the driver of a Chevrolet Tahoe hit Barrios, causing a chain reaction accident. The broken down Accord, which was at the head of the initial accident, then collided into a Chevrolet Impala.
Barrios was pronounced dead at the scene and Britney Herron, the driver of the Chevy Tahoe that set off the chain reaction, faces serious charges, including reckless driving, financial responsibility, and vehicular homicide. Our thoughts are with the 23-year old’s family during this difficult time.