CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, IL. (THECOUNT) — Alura Yarber, of Urbana, Illinois, has been identified as the victim in a Saturday morning vehicle crash in Champaign County.

Yarber, 48, was killed in a single-vehicle crash near Urbana early Saturday morning.


According to reports, Yarber was operating a Chrysler Town and Country minivan in the 900 block of South Anderson Street in Urbana, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and collided with several parked vehicles around 2:00 a.m. Saturday. The vehicle then made contact with a substantial tree.

“The vehicle sideswiped several cars parked on the west side of the road in the 1000 block of S. Anderson before leaving the roadway on the east side of the road and striking a large tree in front of a residence in the 900 block of S. Anderson,” police said.

Yarber, who had to be extricated from the vehicle, was pronounced dead of blunt force trauma injuries.

The crash remains under investigation by Urbana police and the coroner’s office.

Anyone with possible information, photographs, or video recordings is encouraged to call Urbana police at 217-384-2320. Callers may remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 217-373-TIPS.


Geo quick facts: Champaign County is a county in the U.S. state of Illinois. As of the 2010 census, its population was 201,081, making it the 10th-most populous county in Illinois. Its county seat is Urbana. Champaign County is part of the Champaign–Urbana, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area – Wikipedia.