Incident: one-car serious personal injury crash
Location: Interstate 55 northbound at milepost 140
Date, time: May 23, 7:02 p.m.
Vehicle: 1996 Buick LeSabre, green
Driver: female, 66, Springfield
Assisting agencies: Illinois State Police, Atlanta Police
Department, Atlanta Fire and Rescue, Logan County Paramedics
At 7:02 p.m., the Illinois State Police agency was advised of a
serious one-car crash on I-55 northbound at milepost 140. A green
Buick LeSabre was reported by several witnesses to be driving in an
erratic manor. Witnesses said the green Buick drove off the roadway
and traveled for approximately two-tenths of a mile in the
right-side ditch. The Buick then returned to the roadway, traveling
across both northbound lanes before driving off into the center
median. The Buick then struck the dirt embankment in the median,
ejecting the driver.
The driver was transported to Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in
Normal with serious injuries.
The crash is still under investigation by the Illinois State
State Police District 9 news release]