I-57 northbound open near milepost 36 after crash involving wrong-way driver

I-57 northbound open near milepost 36 after crash involving wrong-way driver
Illinois State Police troopers from District 22 were on the scene of a wrong-way driver vs. a SEMI truck between the 36 and 37 mile markers. (Source: Google Maps)

UNION COUNTY, Ill. (KFVS) - Northbound Interstate 57 reopened on Monday, February 22 after a crash involving a wrong-way driver.

Illinois State Police troopers from District 22 were on the scene of a wrong-way driver vs. a SEMI truck between the 36 and 37 mile markers.

According to the preliminary crash report from ISP, a 2017 Chevrolet Impala was going southbound on I-57 while a red Mack truck and trailer was going northbound in the same location.

The driver of the Impala, 87-year-old Herbert L. Schauer, of Anna, told troopers an unknown truck tractor semi-trailer cut him off, causing him to enter the median and cross into the northbound lanes of I-57.

Troopers say the driver of the Mack truck, 65-year-old William B. McLaren, of West Frankfort, swerved to miss the car, but was unable to avoid hitting it on the front passenger side.

No injuries were reported.

All lanes were open around 4:15 p.m.

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