CLARK COUNTY, Ill. (WTWO/WAWV) — A Missouri man was left with life-threatening injuries and six others were injured after a single-vehicle crash on I-70 in Clark County.
According to Illinois State Police, the crash occurred Monday at approximately 8:55 a.m. on Interstate 70 westbound at mile marker 149 near the exit ramp for a rest area.
Investigating officers determined that a Ford Excursion SUV was traveling westbound when the driver, a 27-year-old Stark City, Missouri woman, attempted to brake after a commercial vehicle had changed lanes in front of them. The vehicle lost control and ran off the roadway to the right, going down an embankment before overturning.
The driver was taken to an area hospital with what are described as non-life-threatening injuries. Her passenger, a 33-year-old Stark City man, was taken to an area hospital facing life-threatening injuries. Five children were also in the vehicle, each treated for minor injuries.
Traffic was not affected as the crash’s location allowed emergency responders to work without closing down a lane.
Original: Illinois State Police are responding to a crash on I-70 westbound in Clark County, Illinois Monday.
According to police, a single-vehicle crash occurred at approximately 9 a.m. near mile marker 149 of the westbound lanes of I-70. An SUV slid down an embankment near the exit ramp leading to a nearby rest area. At least one person was transported by ambulance with injuries.
No word on the severity of those injuries.
Traffic is said to be flowing as the crash location allowed the roadway to remain open. As of noon, the wrecker had just arrived on the scene to remove the wrecked vehicle.
Illinois State Police said numerous crashes are being handled at this time. They urge drivers to slow down and use caution while driving this morning.
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