Ina, IL (June 12, 2023) – The Illinois State Police responded to the scene of a major commercial vehicle accident that took place in Ina on Sunday, June 11, at around 10:30 a.m.
According to reports provided by ISP, two semi-truck tractor-trailers collided on the northbound side of Interstate 57 after one vehicle crossed over the center median. The two vehicles crashed into one another near mile marker 83. The impact of the crash caused the vehicles to burst into flames.
One driver was fatally injured in the crash. They were pronounced dead at the scene due to their injuries.
The second driver was severely injured and flown by helicopter to an area hospital for emergency treatment.
The Illinois State Police are currently investigating the accident.
We hope the injured victim makes a full recovery.
Our condolences go out to the family of the victim who lost their life in this crash.
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