HARTFORD - A van and dump truck collided just after 2 p.m. Thursday at Illinois Route 3 and Rand Avenue in front of Casey's.

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The van was seriously damaged and the dump truck also encountered damages. ARCH arrived at the scene to transport a person. There were apparent injuries in the crash, but the extent was not yet known. The cause of the accident was also not yet released.

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Hartford Fire Department, Hartford Police, East Alton Police, Wood River Police and Alton Memorial Ambulance were all observed at the scene. Illinois Route 3 was blocked while the first responders tended to those involved and traffic was rerouted.

More will be published as it is released.

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