Fulton County ESDA

Fulton County ESDA

A woman was killed Friday after a vehicle drove into her apartment in Farmington.

Farmington firefighters and police responded to Farmington Manor Apartments just after 10 a.m. to find a vehicle that had driven through a wall. 

Emergency responders began to treat the woman injured in the incident, but she died before a LifeFlight helicopter could arrive. 

The driver of the vehicle in the incident told police his foot slipped off the brake pedal and hit the gas, according to a release from the Fulton County ESDA.

Fulton County ESDA

RAPATEE -- The house explosion in Rapatee that killed two people is believed to be a tragic accident. 

Knox County Sheriff David Clague said Tuesday there is no indication of criminal activity leading up to the explosion.

Clague said Wanda Swain, 77; and David Swain, Jr., 51, both of 17 Illinois Route 97, died in the explosion on Sunday morning. 

Several other homes in the surrounding area were also damaged. The Illinois State Fire Marshal is still investigating the cause of the blast. 

Fulton County ESDA

RAPATEE -- Two people are dead after a house exploded in the small community of Rapatee.

Gas Explosion Rattles Downtown Canton

Nov 16, 2016

BREAKING: A major explosion in Canton this evening on the square left one person dead, others injured and caused massive damage to multiple businesses. More than 500 residents in the area are without power. Natural gas has been cut off to the community until further notice. The public is asked to avoid the area as a precaution while Emergency Management and clean-up crews work to secure the site.