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Interstate wreck Monday in Jefferson County sends two to hospital

Posted by on Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 @ 12:03 pm.

JEFFERSON CO., Ill. - A two-vehicle collision Monday on Interstate 57 in Jefferson County was the second of the day, but this one sent two individuals to hospitals, one to a regional trauma center with major injuries.

Illinois State Police in District 13-DuQuoin report that this accident occurred at 4:40 p.m. yesterday, Monday, April 23; it, like the morning accident yesterday, happened in the northbound lane of I-57, but at milepost 83 in JeffCo.

Preliminary investigative details indicate that a 2002 Peterbilt in 4-axle combination with a flatbed trailer, being operated by Ryan M. Elliot, 32, of Franklin, Illinois, and a 2006 Acura RSX being driven by Shawn S. Zimmerman, 20, of Shobonier, were both northbound on 57 at the mile marker mentioned, both in the left lane, with the Peterbilt in front.

The Peterbilt had come to a complete stop for backed-up traffic from the earlier crash (which ISP hasn't submitted an accident report on yet).

Zimmerman failed to notice the stopped semi and struck the rear of the trailer without applying the brakes of his Acura.

All lanes were closed to land a medical helicopter, which transported Zimmerman from the scene to an unnamed regional hospital with what's being termed by ISP as major injuries. Elliot was transported via ambulance to a local hospital.

One lane was reopened at 5:25 p.m.; the left lane remained closed for crash investigation and scene cleanup until 6:25 p.m. when all lanes were reopened.

Both vehicles were towed from the scene due to damage; Zimmerman was cited for Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid a Crash.

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