Wreck causes problems on Route 146 in Union County

UNION COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - Union County Sheriff's Deputies are investigating an afternoon crash that backed up traffic on Route 146.

The wreck happened Wednesday afternoon on Westbound 146 near Route 3.

Deputies say a truck carrying a John Deere Loader was heading west when the driver says a car pulled in front of the truck.

The driver of the truck says the driver of the car slowed down because the vehicle in front of the car slowed down.  The truck driver says that forced him to slam on his brakes.

Deputies say the chains holding the loader broke and the loader slammed into the back of the truck cab damaging it.

The truck driver was taken to Union County Hospital.  No word on his condition.

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