Multiple vehicle crash forces lane closure in Williamson County

Published: May. 21, 2017 at 10:08 AM CDT|Updated: May. 21, 2017 at 4:01 PM CDT
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WILLIAMSON COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - The Illinois State Police reported a road closure in Williamson County on the morning on Sunday, May 21.

A multiple vehicle crash on I-57 near milepost 53 closed the northbound lanes on the Interstate.

The crash reportedly involved a semi hauling cattle, and two passenger cars.

The vehicles involved were a 2016 Nissan Rogue, a 2014 Peterbilt semi-truck tractor semi-trailer combination and a 2015 Ford Van.

Illinois State Police reported the driver of the Nissan as Ahmed Nur Kulu, 31, of Nashville, Tennessee, who was uninjured. The driver of the Peterbuilt was Cabott G Gilkey, 23, of Princeton, Ky who was uninjured and the driver of the Ford was David M Connor, 57 of Camp Douglas, Wisconsin who suffered major injuries and was transported via ambulance to a local hospital.

The Nissan carried one other passenger, Abshir Ahmed Isse, 22, of Nashville, Tn who was also uninjured.

The Ford carried several passengers. They are reported to be Breanna M Connor, 21 of New Lisbon, Wi, Susan K Connor, 56 of Camp Douglas, Wi, Jenna Connor, 21 also of Camp Douglas, Wi, Katlynn M Rizner, 19 of New Lisbon, Wi, Heath E Connor, 23 of New Lisbon, Wi, Myles A Connor, 21 of New Lisbon, Wi, along with three juveniles.

All passengers suffered minor injuries and were transported via ambulance to an area hospital

An investigation showed all three vehicles were traveling northbound on I-57 near milepost 53.

The Nissan was traveling in the center lane and made an abrupt lane change in front of the Peterbilt, which was traveling in the right lane.

The Peterbilt struck the Nissan in the rear passenger area of the vehicle.

In an attempt to avoid striking the Nissan, the Peterbilt overturned onto its passenger side, before coming to final rest across all three northbound lanes of traffic.

The Ford, which was traveling in the center lane, was unable to come to a stop, and struck the overturned trailer being pulled by the Peterbilt.

I-57 was closed due to the crash for approximately 7 hours for crash investigation and scene clean up.

Kulu was charged with improper lane usage.

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