JEFFERSON COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - The southbound lanes of Interstate 57 have opened in Mount Vernon following a crash on Friday, Oct. 20.
According to Trooper Joey Watson with Illinois State Police, eight vehicles were involved.
A traffic investigation by ISP showed 8 vehicles including several semi-trucks were south bound on I-57 at mile post 92.
After a chain reaction crash, the road was closed for approximately 2.5 hours for crash investigation and scene clean up.
During the clean-up, all south bound traffic was diverted off of the interstate at the I-57 southbound exit 95 – Illinois Route 15.
ISP says Eulalio Alvarez, 61, of Edcouch, Texas was charged with failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash.