3 injured in “major” multi-vehicle crash on I-57 in Jefferson County, Ill. on Monday

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office called Monday's wreck on I-57 at the 91 milepost a...
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office called Monday's wreck on I-57 at the 91 milepost a 'major' crash.(Source: Google Maps)
Published: Nov. 21, 2022 at 7:19 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 22, 2022 at 11:06 AM CST
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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ill. (KFVS) - Illinois State Police released their preliminary findings Tuesday on a multiple-vehicle crash on Interstate 57 in Jefferson County.

The crash happened around 6:32 a.m. on Monday, November 21.

According to ISP, a gray car was traveling southbound and hit the rear of a camper being pulled by a pickup truck.

The car then went into the median, crossed into the northbound lanes and hit a semi-tractor trailer.

This happened at the 92 milepost, which is south of Mount Vernon and close to the Interstate 64 eastbound split.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office called the wreck a “major” crash and urged drivers to find alternate routes.

ISP said the driver of the car, 24-year-old Christine E. Mason, of Chicago, her passenger, 25-year-old Darius K. King, of Broadview, and the driver of the semi, 57-year-old Robert A. Hess, of Goreville, were injured in the crash. All three were taken to area hospitals.

The severity of their injuries was not released.

ISP said no other information was available.

The northbound lanes of I-57 were shut down for a little more than an hour.