3 vehicle wreck on I-57 leaves 1 seriously injured | News
WILLIAMSON COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - Illinois State Police say charges are pending after a three vehicle crash on Interstate 57 northbound at mile post 61 early Saturday morning.
According to police, around 2:53 a.m. on Dec. 1, an orange 2013 Freightliner semi, driven by 30-year-old Nyles J. Matthews, was going northbound at mile post 61. They say Justin Cody Ping, 33, was driving a green 2000 Dodge pickup northbound at a high rate of speed when he crashed into the rear of the semi.
They say the pickup lost control and came to a final rest in the center of I-57. ISP says James T. Mitchell, 64, was driving his 2008 red Volvo semi when he crashed into the side of the pickup, causing it to catch fire.
Police say Ping received serious injuries and was taken to Herrin hospital and then transported to St. Johns Hospital in St. Louis.
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