This is info from a two-vehicle personal injury crash in Franklin County.

The Following Preliminary Information is Being Released by Illinois State Police District 13

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WHAT: Two-Vehicle Personal Injury Traffic Crash

WHERE: Interstate 57 northbound at milepost 66, Franklin County

WHEN: Aug. 30, 2021 at approximately 6:33 a.m.

VEHICLE: Unit 1 – 2019 Blue Western Star 4 axle tanker truck

Unit 2 – 2005 Green Chrysler Pacifica

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DRIVER: Unit 1 – Thomas S. Allen, 70-year-old male, from Jackson, MO

Unit 2 – Nikolas L. Walker, 26-year-old male, from Buncombe, IL – Transported to an area hospital with injuries.

PASSENGER: Unit 2 – Alyssa M. Walker, 21-year-old female from Buncombe, IL – Transported to an area hospital with injuries.

Unit 2 – Juvenile, 1-month-old male from Buncombe, IL – Transported to an area hospital with injuries.

PRELIMINARY: Preliminary investigative details indicate the following occurred: Unit 1 was traveling northbound on Interstate 57 near milepost 66 in left lane. Unit 2 traveling at the same location in right lane. Unit 1 attempted a lane change and struck Unit 2. Unit 2 spun out of control, struck a concrete bride railing, went over the side of the bridge railing, and landed on it's top in a creek. All occupants of Unit 2 were transported to an area hospital with injuries. The driver of Unit 1 reported no injuries. One northbound lane was shut down for approximately 2.5 hours for the crash investigation.

CHARGES: The driver of Unit 1 was issued a citation for Improper Lane Usage.

The public is reminded that all persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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