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Multi-truck collision closes eastbound lanes of I-70, Clark County

Posted by on Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 @ 5:51 pm.

CLARK CO., Ill. – The multi-truck crash that occurred last night sent two to hospitals with one cited, this after closing down eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 for several hours overnight.

Illinois State Police in District 12 Effingham report that the pileup occurred last night (Monday, September 9) at 7:20 p.m. at milepost 137 near Martinsville in Clark County.

Preliminary investigative details indicate that a blue 2016 Peterbilt truck-tractor with van semi trailer being driven by Danielia A. Kimball, 54, of Mattoon, was traveling westbound on I-70 at the location listed above.

Kimball’s rig ran off of the roadway to the left, crossed the median, and side-swiped a white 2016 Freightliner truck-tractor with semi-trailer being driven by Eldar Beganovic, 45 of St. Louis, traveling eastbound. 

Beganovic’s rig overturned off the roadway to the right (south ditch/embankment) where it came to final rest facing eastbound. Kimball’s rig overturned onto the pavement on the eastbound side facing northbound with the semi-trailer blocking all eastbound lanes.

A white 2011 Freightliner truck-tractor with van semi-trailer being driven by Kennedy Kiarie, 42 of Cherry Valley, Mass., was traveling eastbound, swerved to the left to avoid striking Kimball’s overturned rig and crossed the median, with Kiarie’s semi-trailer striking the cab of Kimball’s vehicle and coming to final rest on the westbound median shoulder facing eastbound.

A white 2019 International truck-tractor with van semi-trailer being driven by Malcolm T. Smith, 28 of Lithonia, Ga., that was traveling eastbound, struck Kimball’s semi-trailer, and came to final rest in the right eastbound lane, crashed against Kimball’s trailer.

Kimball was transported to Carle Hospital in Champaign by helicopter. Smith was transported Regional Hospital in Terre Haute, Ind. Their injuries were not specified by ISP. Kimball was later cited for Improper Lane Usage.

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