Police are investigating a wrong way driver incident on Interstate 255 earlier this morning. Authorities responded to the accident on 255 between Pontoon Beach and Collinsville just after 1am when a car going the wrong way struck a semi-tanker truck injuring both drivers.
Illinois State Police received a call just after 1am about a wrong way driver heading south in the northbound lanes of 255, then minutes later learned of the crash. Authorities say the crash took place just south of Interstate 270 when the car struck the tanker truck head on. The truck ended up crossing the median and blocked the southbound lanes, but the entire road was closed until about 4am. The driver of the car was airlifted from the scene to a hospital in St. Louis with non-life threatening injuries, while the driver of the truck was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries.