Lake Elmo native flown to hospital following crash that killed 5 in Illinois
A college student from Lake Elmo is recovering after being injured in an accident that killed five people in central Illinois.
Sarah Tague, 18, and three members from the University of Missouri Swim Club were traveling to a meet when the tanker they were behind overturned, spilling anhydrous ammonia. The four students ran from the toxic cloud but suffered chemical burns.
Mike Tague, Sarah’s father told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS his daughter was airlifted to a hospital in Springfield, Illinois, and is in intensive care.
“We’re still in shock mode, that’s the best way I can explain it,” Mike Tague said. “She’s one of the strongest people that I’ve ever met in my life.”