Two-Vehicle I-57 Wreck near Benton Injures Two on Friday

Two-Vehicle I-57 Wreck near Benton Injures Two on Friday

Franklin Co. – Two are recovering after a Friday night crash on I-57 in Franklin Co. According to a report from the Illinois State Police, a vehicle being driven in the northbound lane near milepost 72 blew a tire, causing the driver, a 24-year-old Mississippi woman to lose control and cross the median. A semi struck the out-of-control vehicle, which then caused the semi to overturn. The report states that neither the driver of the car or semi were hurt, but two passengers in the car were hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. Interstate 57 was closed for some time for investigation and cleanup. Charges in the crash are pending.

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