OLNEY, Ill. (WTWO/WAWV) – A Robinson man is in critical condition following a 2 vehicle accident in Richland County on Tuesday. The crash occurred around 1:20 p.m. at the intersection of U.S. 50 and County Road 1500 East near Olney.
Tyler Tennyson, 27, of Robinson was airlifted to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries after hitting the back of a semi-truck and trailer, operated by Tony Biagi, 63, of Centralia.
Both vehicles were traveling east on County Road 1500 when the semi-truck slowed down to take a right turn and Tennyson drove into the back of the trailer, failing to slow down.
Biagi was uninjured. Tennyson was cited for Operating a Vehicle with a Suspended License and for Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident.