2 injured in I-24 semi vs. car crash overnight in Massac Co.

Published: Nov. 26, 2014 at 5:25 PM CST
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MASSAC COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - Illinois State police say they responded to a two vehicle injury crash with injuries overnight.

According to ISP, it happened on I-24 at mile marker 33 in Massac County, Illinois around 2 a.m.

The crash involved a car and tractor trailer.

An investigation shows both vehicles were traveling westbound on I-24.

The Cadillac was in the right lane and the tractor trailer was in the left lane directly behind.

The Cadillac was traveling at a speed below the posted minimum speed limit of 45 mph.

The Cadillac then crossed into the left lane directly in front of the semi.

Police say the semi was unable to avoid colliding with the Cadillac.

Both vehicles came to a rest in the center median. The drivers of both vehicles were transported to area hospitals with minor injuries.

One lane of I-24 West and one lane of I-24 East were closed for a three hours for cleanup and crash investigation.

Vanita Fawkes was charged with no valid driver's license, violation the minimum speed regulation on an interstate and improper lane usage.

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