Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

3 People with Life-Threatening Injuries, 7 Others Injured in Multi-Vehicle Crash near Edwardsville

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

3 People with Life-Threatening Injuries, 7 Others Injured in Multi-Vehicle Crash near Edwardsville

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Ten people were taken to hospitals, including three airlifted with life-threatening injuries, after a multi-vehicle crash about 1:43 p.m. Friday on northbound Interstate 55 near Edwardsville.

The crash happened near where a trucker plowed into seven vehicles in November in a fatal crash that claimed the lives of four young women. Both crashes involved semi trucks and occurred on a stretch of Interstate 55 undergoing roadwork.

In Friday's crash, the truck driver, a 53-year-old man from Lewistown, Ill., was traveling northbound on I-55 when he took his eyes off of the road, reached down to pick up a bottle of tea and struck a vehicle, according to Illinois State Police Trooper Calvin Dye Jr.

That caused a chain-reaction crash involving a total of 10 vehicles.

Police did not have any updates late Friday on the conditions of the people who were airlifted. …

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