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SUV driver injured after crash with a fire tanker

MURPHYSBORO, IL (KFVS) -

An SUV's driver was injured after the vehicle collided with a Murphysboro-Pomona-Summerset fire tanker on Thursday.

It happened shortly after 1:20 p.m. Thursday on North 2nd Street and Industrial Park Road, in Murphysboro.

According to police, the fire truck was southbound on North 2nd St. and the SUV was traveling eastbound on Industrial Park Road. Both vehicles arrived at the same time, causing the crash.

The driver has to be cut out of the SUV and was taken by EMS to an area hospital, and later airlifted to a St. Louis hospital.

The fire tanker's driver wasn't injured.

The fire truck did have its emergency lights on before the crash, according to police.

An investigation is continuing.

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