INA – Three people were injured in a multi-vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon on southbound I-57 in Jefferson County.
According to Illinois State Police, around 2:40 p.m. a truck tractor semi-trailer driven by a 30-year-old Florida man and a pickup truck driven by 24-year-old Tyler D. Newbury of Waltonville were both going north on I-57 at milepost 82 as a car driven by a 72-year-old South Carolina man and a SUV driven by 62-year-old Melissa J. Barkley of West Frankfort were going south on I-57 in the same location.
The semi changed lanes forcing Newbury off the roadway. The rear of the semi struck the front end of Newbury’s truck. Newbury lost control and went through the median and into the oncoming southbound lanes. The car struck Newbury’s truck.
The rear portion of the semi struck the front end of Newbury’s truck. Barkley struck the car.
Newbury was airlifted to a regional hospital with injuries.
The car driver from South Carolina and his passenger were taken by ambulance to an area hospital with injuries. Barkley and the semi driver were not hurt.
ISP says no further information is available.