3 injured in crash on I-57 in Union Co., Ill.

3 injured in crash on I-57 in Union Co., Ill.
Three people were seriously injured in a crash on Interstate 57. (Source: KFVS)

UNION COUNTY, Ill. (KFVS) - Three people were seriously injured in a crash on Interstate 57.

It happened around 12:52 p.m. on Monday, May 11 at the 35 mile marker.

According to the Illinois State Police preliminary investigation, a white Chevrolet Blazer was going southbound on I-57 near the 35 mile marker in Union County. For unknown reasons, they say the SUV left the road to the left, overcorrected, then started rolling end over end numerous times onto the southbound lanes of traffic.

Troopers say the Chevy Blazer ran off the right side of the road where it came to a rest and caught fire.

They say all three people inside the vehicle were able to get out. The driver, a 58-year-old Mississippi man, and one passenger, a 38-year-old Mississippi woman, were airlifted to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries. The other passenger, a 54-year-old Mississippi man, was taken by ambulance to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The southbound lanes of I-57 at the 35 mile marker were closed for about one hour during the crash investigation.

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