Abels & Annes

1 killed, 4 injured in Illinois auto accident

A multiple vehicle car crash in Southern Illinois has caused the death of one person and injured four others, according to CBS news. The collision occurred Wednesday afternoon just before 3 PM on Interstate 57 in Union County, Illinois.

Local officials are saying that a 56-year-old man from Anna was pronounced dead at the scene. He was riding as a passenger in a pickup truck.

Illinois state police are stating that the accident occurred when a Camaro struck a cattle trailer from the rear around mile marker 39. The truck lost control, separated from the trailer and ended up in the median.

The truck was occupied by a driver and two passengers, one of which was killed. Another passenger, age 74, was transported by helicopter to a Cape Girardeau hospital for medical attention. The nature of that passengers injuries have not been reported. The 50-year-old driver of the rear ended truck was seriously injured and taken to an area hospital.

The Camaro driver and his three-year-old passenger were taken to an area hospital with no serious injuries. Illinois state police ticketed the 26-year-old driver with failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident, speeding, driving with a suspended license, failure to wear seat belt, and failure to secure child in a car seat.

It has not been reported if an Illinois personal injury lawyer is involved in the case yet.